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Holocaust Memorial

Gottschedstr, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Stunning and Powerful in Its Simplicity

The memorial is not far from St Thomas Church, but across a ring road and so at least technically... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jack H
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Greenville, South Carolina
Be grateful everyday

This is a stark reminder of what some people have had to live through. This memorial isn't marked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jo B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Gottschedstr, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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"great synagogue"
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"powerful message"
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"central synagogue"
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"stark reminder"
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"rows"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The memorial is not far from St Thomas Church, but across a ring road and so at least technically just out of the town center - also difficult, for me at least, to find. A Jewish friend whose father managed to escape Leipzig in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stark reminder of what some people have had to live through. This memorial isn't marked on the tourist maps but it's important that we can reflect on what others had to go through.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not well known and should be. Minimalistic in concept yet packs a powerful message. A worthy memorial to the most horrible of hustorical events.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rows of empty chairs signify the thousands of Jews whose lives were cut short by Nazi terror. Today, only one synagogue is open for the 1500 Jews of Leipzig. Before the Holocaust there were dozens. This memorial is on the site of the Central...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

At the spot in which the central synagogue of Leipzig stood unlit it was destroyed on "Kristallnacht" of 9-10 November 1938, 140 empty chairs have been placed in memory of the 14,000 Jews who lived in the city before the Holocaust. Worth seeing, and unfortunately...More

Thank Yigal L
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

The large open space where the Great Synagogue stood is now occupied by rows of empty chairs. There is a brass plaque with facts and a concrete memorial with facts.

1  Thank Arlene B
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This memorial is very understated. There is a small plaque explaining it's purpose and on the day we went there were flowers laid there. Moving and stark.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I expected to find something quite civil king that was able to emphasise the hideousness of the holocaust. We read every exhibit though and in spite of the left feeing a little unaffected by it all. Given the enormity of the subject matter I felt...More

1  Thank Legitum
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Not worth the effort to visit this. Boring and not at all interesting or scenic. Give it a miss definately.

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very significant memorial to the Leipzig victims of the Holocaust. The walls of names were overwhelmingly stunning and moving. This is a must see for visitors to this beautiful and historic city

1  Thank James G
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