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Concentration camps: from Berlin or Prague?

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Concentration camps: from Berlin or Prague?

Will be visiting both Berlin & Prague. Which concentration camp will make a better, more authentic visit? from BErlin: Sachsenhausen-- or from Prague, Terezin?

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What do you mean by "authentic"?

Having been to Sachsenhausen, it's pretty sparse and windswept. A lot of the camp was levelled after the war, though some original barracks exist and some camp facilities have been reconstructed (the kitchen, for example). There are some memorials here and there. I found it very moving.

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Hi, having been to both more than once, Sachsenhausen is the better place to visit. Terezin was used as a transit camp, before the victims were sent to extermination camps. The Nazis used it as a show camp but it was only to hide what was going on. Terezin is now just a normal town where you can visit different building. I have paste links below



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I have to echo Darren - what is "authentic" supposed to mean - we are talking about places where people were worked to death, killed in various brutal ways, or were kept penned up so they could be shipped elsewhere to be killed at low cost. These requests for concentration camp visits like they are another church or museum or a nice viewpoint give me a creepy feeling. They are very educational about the brutality man can visit on fellow man, but not "tourist attractions"...

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