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KZ-Gedenkstätte Leonberg

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1977Gant wrote a review Mar 2020
Province of Naples, Italy1 contribution
A must see, but was disappointed that only one sign on the outside of the tunnel had English, nothing in the inside. Great pictures, but again only in German. The tunnel is open the first Sunday of the months Mar-Sep, but didn't see any signs stating this, at least not in English. I had questions, but no one offered to help, they were more interested in the German tour group.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Asta365 wrote a review Jun 2017
Kent, Texas511 contributions272 helpful votes
The KZ-Gedenkstatte in Leonberg provides a good overview of a Nazi industrial work camp that is right in our backyards. While not a death camp such as Auchwitz, the conditions at this work camp were horrific and prisoners were literally being worked to death. As a location to study this aspect of the Nazi regime the site offers good signage explaining the industrial operation, the chance to look into one of the now-closed tunnels that was used for industrial operations (visible through an iron gate, but closed to entry except during very limited opening hours), a glimpse into the bigger tragedy of slave laborers drawn from the ranks of Jewish prisoners/POWs/Italian detainees/French laborers who were impressed, and a point of departure for further discussion and study. On days when the site is not open, one can park on neighborhood streets and walk to the site. Children can be taken to the site as it provides a good historical perspective that can be taught by teachers or parents.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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faotraveler wrote a review Apr 2017
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina24 contributions9 helpful votes
I went with my 17 year old niece after visiting the Leonberg statue near the city hall. It was only a few minutes walk from right downtown, and featured good signs (in English) explaining the history of the site, which was a work camp that the SS ran for the Messerschmidt company, producing their Me 262 Jet Aircraft. Limited opening hours - the first Sunday of the month from 2-4 PM, but plenty of signs that detail the history can be seen when it's closed.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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