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Explore the Nordhausen Region, Thuringia, Tourism, Travel Guide
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Maps of the Nordhausen Region:

To discover hidden treasures in an area you must spend some time there. If you are an explorer type - just do that in the Nordhausen region. I always try to do that too.
During my last visit to Thuringia, I wanted to find out more about all the activities which were going on in this state during WWII with respect to the production of high tech weapons using slave workers from concentration camps to build the underground facilities and to work later there in production.
There are also still tales about treasures hidden by the Nazis. We offer the only English book - which we know - about some of this past and which is published in Germany.
One of the concentrations camps which supplied slave workers for the war machinery was called "Dora" and is located in the Nordhausen area.
Today, a memorial is dedicated to this very dark part of Germany's past and in the hope that no other nation will do something similar again.

The opening time of the "Gedenkstätte" for the concentration camp Dora is posted here

The official name of the memorial is "KZ-Gedenkstätte Mittelbau-Dora".
I did not visit it because it is only one fragment in my planned overview about the activities which were going on in the "Jonastal" during the Hitler regime. I want at least inform myself first before I write about this time and find links to trustful German and English web sites.
Each country should not hide dark chapters of its past - even when they won a war. A crime is a crime and if we are not willing to learn we will never see a better world.


Enough of dark sides of history. See also the good sides of Germany. Visit Nordhausen - I will do that again, because I missed so much and I want to show more in our travel guide about this beautiful town and other places in the Nordhausen Region.

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