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“Flossenburg Camp of Horrors”

Flossenburg Concentration Camp and Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Smyrna, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Flossenburg Camp of Horrors”
Reviewed 14 October 2012

When I arrived at this camp my first impression was that there was nothing here. There are a few barracks buildings left. Remains of walls and building foundations. One of the barracks is used as a museum and is crammed full of items and history of the camp. Take a walk to the very rear of the camp and you will find the camps crematory and what is referred to as "The Valley of The Dead". This area contains the bones and cremations of thousands of prisoners who were tortured and died at Flossenburg. I little known fact to most people is that for every concentration camp there are many sub camps that operate under it. Flossenburg had a total of 84 Sub Camps.

Below are statistics of the camp.
Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg was a Nazi concentration camp built in May 1938 by the Schutzstaffel (SS) Economic-Administrative Main Office at Flossenbürg, in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria, Germany, near the border with the Czech, Republic then known as Czechoslovakia. Until its liberation in April 1945, more than 96,000 prisoners passed through the camp. About 30,000 died there. Notable inmates included: Bertram James ("Jimmy" James), RAF, survivor of the Great Escape / Prince Philipp, Great-grandson of Queen Victoria / Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Lutheran pastor and theologian.On the death march to the Dachau concentration camp, SS guards shot any inmate too sick to keep up. Before they reached Dachau, more than 7,000 inmates had been shot or had collapsed and died.

I simply cannot describe the feelings that one experiences when they visit a concentration camp.
One can feel the pain and anguish of the people who suffered tremendous torture there. A visit to any concentration camp is never fun. It is most certainly our obligation to educate ourselves as to the atrocities that took place so that it will never happen again.

Visited June 2012
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Los angeles/Germany
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

One of the many camps from the dark era. Mostly intact with time period pictures of how the camp operated during the years it was open. Took my kids, a little on the dark side but a valuable lesson for anyone. Very close to the border with the Czech Republic.

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Killeen, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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“Sad and Poignent Place to Visit”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

I went here with a group of women on a tour. It isn't one of the better known concentration camps but offers so much more than the more famous ones. It does this mainly by being less crowded so you can get the full effect of the living conditions the prisoners there had to live by. The cruelty the people were subjected is a lesson to all to not judge and to not turn a blind eye.

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Grafenwohr, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Humbling experience”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

You don't have to go to a large concentration camp to get an understanding if the horror that took place in that time period. Flossenburg is an incredible museum documenting the atrocities that took place there. We have also visited Dachau and feel that the Flossenburg site has just as much documentation, and not as touristy so you don't feel bothered by others around you.

Visited June 2011
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great Historical Opportunity”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

A sobering reminder in a well preserved concentration camp. It has very well documented exhibits in a professional manner. All in English. No cost to visit (although they do have a donation box). Takes about 2 hrs to walk exhibits and grounds. Well worth the visit!!

Visited January 2012
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