Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, Celle

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Take a somber visit to Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, a memorial at the site of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. Between 1942 and 1945, thousands of people died here, with up to 35,000 dying of typhus. When the camp was liberated, its prisoners were found sick and starving, while many of the dead remained unburied. The memorial and its museum feature photographs and videos of the survivors, as well as written stories. Large mounds mark mass burial sites. Put Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen into our Celle vacation builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Celle.
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  • Whilst stationed in nearby Celle, I rented a private flat above a small pub in the village named 'Walle'. I have visited this many times since the 1970's and my last visit was in 2009, much has... 
    Whilst stationed in nearby Celle, I rented a private flat above a small pub in the village named 'Walle'. I have visited this many times since the 1970's and my last visit was in 2009, much has...  more »
  • This was the first time I had visited any concentration camp site; although all the buildings were burned shortly after liberation it was still a sobering experience. Initially, it had an emotional.....  more
    This was the first time I had visited any concentration camp site; although all the buildings were burned shortly after liberation it was still a sobering experience. Initially, it had an emotional.....  more »
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  • We went on a weekend morning, the countryside is very picturesque coming into the memorial. It is free entry and you have about 2km of walking in the memorial so wearing good shoes is a must as it can be very muddy. Very educational and emotionally charging. Lots of people were placing stones on the graves, this is a mark of respect in Judaism, and you can add to it. The adjacent museum is also very well presented and gives a good understanding of the camp.
  • This is a place of history, mourning and grieving. It is very organized and a TRUE tribute to ALL who lost their lives.

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