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After the end of WW2 the former Concentration Camp at Buchenwald became part of the GDR. It was decided by the GDR Government that a memorial should be built on the southern slopes of the Ettersburg where the Bismarck Tower had been demolished in 1949. There was a long debate of a number of years with many different designs. Work started in 1954 and took four years. The site was dedicated on 14th September 1958. The timescale gives some idea of the scale of the project and is one of the largest memorials I have seen to Nazi Tyranny. You descend down a series of steps to an entrance gate and then down the stele path. On the way down you have glorious views over the distant countryside.

Address: Gedenkstätte Buchenwald, 99427 Weimar-Buchenwald
Directions: On your left as you approach the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Phone: +49 (0)3643/4300
Website: http://www.buchenwald.de

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  • Updated Jul 27, 2007
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