"Bergen-Belsen - Nazi Death Camp" Germany Off The Beaten Path Tip by Colzy
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Nothing can quite prepare you for a visit to Bergen-Belsen. Between the years of 1940-45 approximately 50 000 Jews, political hostages and other prisoners died here. It is also infamous because this was the place where Anne Frank died after being moved here from Auschwitz. This is apparently the only Nazi death camp situated on German soil.
There is a permanent exhibition there with detailed accounts and photos of the camp's history and a short film depicting these long years is also played regularly. This really sets the scene for the walk through the grounds where you are confronted with mounds in different areas of the memorial with markings such as '2500 bodies lie here'. Makes you feel a little uneasy in the stomach I assure you but definitely worth a visit.
Bergen-Belsen is approximately 25km north of Celle in the Luneberg Heath and unfortunately is not easily reached by public transport.
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