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Buchenwald Memorial

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A sad place rich in history

I was there as a photographer assisting a professor friend with his death march article. While much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Interesting and moving

We found Buchenwald both interesting and very moving. The English audio needs improvement.. a lot... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
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Buchenwald (1937-1945) became a synonym for the crimes committed by the National Socialists. Until 1950, the Soviets used the grounds for a special camp; after 1958 the German Democratic Republic established the “Nationale Mahn- und Gedenkstätte...more
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| Buchenwald Area, 99427 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there as a photographer assisting a professor friend with his death march article. While much of the camp is gone, the crematoria is intact and there’s a great museum at the bottom of the hill that chronicles much of its history. It’s about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We found Buchenwald both interesting and very moving. The English audio needs improvement.. a lot of pronunciations were incorrect, so we often had to listen to it twice.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

I gave Buchenwald 4 starts mainly because I visited Dachau a few days later where there are more original buildings. There is LOTS to read in one of the buildings.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

A stark and solemn reminder of this period in history. Even though the bunkers are gone, the vastness of this place is overwhelming. Good video and memorials in one of the admin buildings. Still so unbelievable what occurred on those grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The site of this KZ remains totally but with most of the prisoner huts removed. However many buildings remain and the story is told dispassionately. The adjacent memorial is sombre but stunning.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip. No video or picture can replace the feeling of being there. Highly recommended for family. Prob not suitable for small children. Lots of high school groups visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We have visited other concentration camps and never fail to be emotionally affected by the dignity of the people who manage them. The horrors of the past are remembered with simple sympathy Our only complaint was the lack of road signage on the maze of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We toured the concentration camp. It has been very well preserved. You could see the places were people were contained and even places were the cremations took place. It was a very eerie place. You have the ability to do your own tour with some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

The Memorial was very well done. The movie documentary provided in the theatre is certainly worth seeing. The interviews of the survivors is more personal than reading from a book. I didn't know if I could handle the visit but glad that I made the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Although these camps have a horrifying past and were built for a unfortunate specific purpose, they stand as reminders of what can happen when certain ideologies go too far. This particular memorial is immaculately preserved and the monument towers over the city and can be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Belkis M
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Response from Rodney M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, from Berlin would be a long haul. You could always take the train to Weimar and as one reader replied, there is a bus that runs pretty often. Once at Buchenwald, it is self guided and is a fairly large place... More