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“History not forgotten”

Flossenburg Concentration Camp and Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“History not forgotten”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

This was just amazing!! Would visit again.
I would recommend to spend the money for a guided tour. You get more information about the camp.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Deanna39
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“History like you have never experienced before”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Two buildings are full of real life experiences of the horrible past of the camp. It explains the story behind the concentration camp and many visuals for all ages. This is a must see when visiting Flossenburg.

Visited March 2013
3 Thank Amber H
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Just as important as Dachau and Auschwitz”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

The Flossenburg Concentration Camp Memorial is every bit as significant as some of the other, more widely known concentration camp memorials. Flossenburg was one of the earliest camps, and no less horrific than the others. There are a large administration building, and two other buildings still intact, along with the crematorium and ash mound in the rear of the camp.. The former laundry building is now a museum...very sobering and incredibly complete in its information and portrayal of a very dark chapter in history. Much of the grounds are now gardens and memorial tributes, which, while no means diminishing the significance of anything, are uplifting. Located in Bavaria, this memorial is something one should see.

Visited May 2013
7 Thank Gr8GatorGirl67
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very Historic Yet Unfortunate”
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Not for anyone that isn't read to walk on and view the horrors of the Nazi past. Very informative, yet sad place to visit - even the scenery with its large guard towers and overcast skies were only a small taste of what once was operating here.

Visited February 2012
2 Thank Fancy H
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Smyrna, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
86 attraction reviews
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“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
8 Thank RLW306
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