27 Sep Single-Day Trip: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp memorial and museum is located just outside Berlin and is the place where tens of thousands perished at the hands of the Nazis in conditions of appalling brutality. During the Nazi regime, the camp became a training ground for the SS and the site of the headquarters of the whole concentration camp system. After World War II, the Soviets used Sachsenhausen as a camp for their own political enemies – Soviet secret services held a total of around 60,000 people in the core area of the former concentration camp.
The Sachsenhausen Memorial shows the remains of buildings and other relics of the camp in order to explain the history of the place within authentic surroundings. This includes the Commandant’s House, the “Small Camp” where Jewish prisoners were incarcerated by the SS, and an exhibition on the everyday life of the prisoners. Your tour guide will unravel the complex history of the Holocaust, using witness accounts and historical research, and help to shed light on what life was like as a prisoner, how some were able to survive, and the historical context.
Departure point: Berlin, Germany
Price: from €17 per person
Tour provided by The Original Berlin Walks