Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

Archive for the 'Austria' Category

KZ Mauthausen-Gusen: museum & former concentration camp in Austria

31st October 2006

From 1940 to 1945, a concentration camp located in Mauthausen, Austria was a place of torture and murder for hundreds of thousands of people during World War II. Prisoners consisted of men, women and children from various races and creeds. By 1945, more than 15,000 or over 19% of the total prison population were children […]

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Cemetery Tourism: Symbolic Attractions

27th July 2006

Cemeteries have a strange and macabre attraction for the curious and the morose. ┬áThe dark symbolism of granite headstones, monuments, and crypts, viewed by some with sorrow and grief, is often no more than a part of a sightseeing itinerary for the general populace. Pere-LaChaise in Paris, France, a burial place for such notable figures […]

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