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Holocaust Memorial

Gottschedstr, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Not worth the effort to visit this. Boring and not at all interesting or scenic. Give it a miss... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter H
London, United Kingdom
Very moving and significant memorial

This is a very significant memorial to the Leipzig victims of the Holocaust. The walls of names... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James G
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“Very moving and significant memorial”
13 Dec 2016
“Simple but aptly symbolic”
Gottschedstr, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank James G
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

1  Thank gyeloh
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

Thank bonsi7
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The visit was very emotional and informative, I would have liked to have more time, expect to queue to enter as it is free, audio guides are available for €2 that will save you a lot of reading, a donation will appreciated to keep memorial...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 28 November 2016

There are now 140 chairs where a synagogue used to be. They represent the Jews who used to come here before the Nazis demolished the building. Very sombre setting.

1  Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

The TripAdvisor location pin is at the center of Gottschedstraße because they evidently don't have a street number. The memorial is close to the Thomaskirche end off the street, opposite number 4.

2  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

The monument itself is unaccesible, but located in a very peaceful quainy area without much movement. Really sombre setting, perfect for the meaning.

Thank mrmmhonduras
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

The area was very basic and nothing that would be very memorable in my mind but it is critical to know that 11,000 Jews were killed beaten or disappeared because of the Nazi's.

2  Thank Gunnar S
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Some can consider it just a bunch of chairs but we found it interesting. It is just five min walking from the city center (Markt-Rathaus) and it makes it easy to visit.

Thank MontanNito
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