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Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 24, 2012
From journal Travels in Germany
Los Angeles, California
October 11, 2005
From journal Weekend in Weimar
February 7, 2003
The experience was self-guided, but the information for self-guiding was somewhat confusing. Despite several attempts we were never able to find our way to the memorial itself. It was not on any of the maps, and we walked, based on a post card, the wrong way.
Most of the buildings at Buchenwald are gone now, their positions delineated and their space filled with memorials to many different groups who died in the Holocaust. Two exceptions are the storage facility which has become a museum chronicalling the history of the camp, and the creamatorium which you can walk through.
One interesting juxtaposition is shown in the picture below. The crematorium in Buchenwald is right next to a zoo where the officers kept a number of animals. The zoo is a relatively modern thing showing a clear concern for the treatment of the animals. By the same people, of course, who were sending millions of people to their deaths.
After visiting the museum, the grounds, and trying to find the memorial, we got on a late bus back to the train station and headed on to Erfurt.
From journal Nazi history at Buchenwald