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Holocaust Memorial

Gottschedstr, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Not well known and should be. Minimalistic in concept yet packs a powerful message. A worthy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sentinala
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tel aviv
A Moving Reminder of Dark Times

The rows of empty chairs signify the thousands of Jews whose lives were cut short by Nazi terror... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
judyinjerusalem
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Gottschedstr, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not well known and should be. Minimalistic in concept yet packs a powerful message. A worthy memorial to the most horrible of hustorical events.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The rows of empty chairs signify the thousands of Jews whose lives were cut short by Nazi terror. Today, only one synagogue is open for the 1500 Jews of Leipzig. Before the Holocaust there were dozens. This memorial is on the site of the Central...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the spot in which the central synagogue of Leipzig stood unlit it was destroyed on "Kristallnacht" of 9-10 November 1938, 140 empty chairs have been placed in memory of the 14,000 Jews who lived in the city before the Holocaust. Worth seeing, and unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The large open space where the Great Synagogue stood is now occupied by rows of empty chairs. There is a brass plaque with facts and a concrete memorial with facts.

1  Thank Arlene B
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This memorial is very understated. There is a small plaque explaining it's purpose and on the day we went there were flowers laid there. Moving and stark.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I expected to find something quite civil king that was able to emphasise the hideousness of the holocaust. We read every exhibit though and in spite of the left feeing a little unaffected by it all. Given the enormity of the subject matter I felt...More

1  Thank Legitum
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Not worth the effort to visit this. Boring and not at all interesting or scenic. Give it a miss definately.

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very significant memorial to the Leipzig victims of the Holocaust. The walls of names were overwhelmingly stunning and moving. This is a must see for visitors to this beautiful and historic city

1  Thank James G
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Not much to write about but a place worth a visit while you walk through this delightful town and enjoy its great renovated Gründerzeit and Jugenstil buildings

2  Thank gyeloh
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Empty chairs representing the Jews of Leipzig deported and killed during World War II. Located at the site of the great synagogue that was destroyed on November 9, 1938. Very simple monument, but it's a good thing that it's there so that future generations not...More

2  Thank bonsi7
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