Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was established in 1936 and it is located 35 km north of Berlin. Originally, it was a prison for political opponents of the Nazi regime, but it was enlarged during WWII and became a death camp mostly for Jews, Communists, Polish intelligentsia (teacher, politicians, priest). The aim of deportation of Poles to this camp was an elimination of people who could initiate a revolt against Nazi German occupation. Tens of thousands inmates have died there because of inhuman living conditions, hunger, mistreatments, extremely hard labour, diseases. Many of prisoners were killed in gas chambers, during medical experiments and public executions. After opening Auschwitz Concentration Camp in 1940, plenty of Jews were transported from Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp to Auschwitz. In May 1945, the camp was liberated by the Soviet army. However, a giant number of prisoners had died during an evacuation in death marches. Today, the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen is located on the place of the former concentration camp in order to remind people about cruelty of WW II.
We organize private tours to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin with English-speaking guide.
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