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Bergen-Belsen Memorial

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Address: Stiftung niedersachsische Gedenkstatten | Lohheide, 29303 Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
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As with other concentration camps visited the exhibition here is similar in that it gives a very moving factual account of the camp from its start to after liberation. With... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with other concentration camps visited the exhibition here is similar in that it gives a very moving factual account of the camp from its start to after liberation. With pictures, videos and numerous artifacts a visit needs about 2hiurs. Whilst nothing is left of the camp itself apart from the mass gravesend the site is still worth visiting to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The site of the Bergen-Belsen camp, a cold winter morning. As much as visiting the sites of so much human suffering is incredibly painful, I think it is incredibly important that we do and remember what happened so we can make sure it doesn't happen again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Well maintained place. Was a huge area and a grim reminder of the mistakes by humanity in the past. A must see for all tourists who are in the area for a "reality shock" of what happened in WW2. Be prepared to spend some time here as there is a lot to read and see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were visiting the grave of my dads brother at Soltau who died 2 months before the war ended aged 26. So included here on the way.and I am so glad we did. We spent 2hrs in the museum itself,then another hr around the camp grounds. Visiting brings a sence of being close to all that needless suffering and heartache... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with our two children, aged 10 and 7. The outside area was suitable for them to walk around, and they understood the significance of the memorials and graves. Inside the museum we were careful with which parts they saw as there are some very confronting photos, and a video which is kept curtained off separately with a recommendation... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our son's history course includes the concentration camps as well as other aspects of the Third Reich and we decided that Auschwitz was likely to be too much to handle. The modern museum is amazing with its stories of individual internees and the archive film show held the attention of all of us. The site itself has no buildings left,... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The museum/ exhibition gives a very thorough explanation of the suffering that was endured here. There are original films and photos taken by the British Army and very touching personal stories told by the few survivors captured on videos. Educational story boards and memorabilia speak for themselves. Everything is explained in English and German. None of the original buildings remain... More 

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Potsdam, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderfully put together museum/memorial to something unspeakably horrific. It is unflinching, as it should be and deals with many hugely difficult subjects. This was a camp that housed many different types of prisoner over the 6 years of the Second World War and somewhat astonishingly did not shut until 1951. The poor Jews who survived it had... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A very moving but interesting place to visit.The films in the information centre are very moving as they are told by the survivors.You could spend all day just watching them.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

As a site of extreme pain and suffering, Bergen-Belsen is extremely beautiful and one of the best historical sites I have ever visited. The memorial is free and excepts donations. The site itself has many reflective contemporary monuments. The site is never very busy so there it is peaceful a perfect memorial to those who lost their lives in the... More 

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