"Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum" Oranienburg Things to Do Tip by Mandy23

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We went to Oranienburg to visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration camp (1936-1945). It was the first new camp to be established after Heinrich Himmler was appointed chief of the German police in 1936. More than 200000 people were imprisoned here between 36 and '45. At first the prisoers were mostly political opponents of the Nazi regime. However, increasing numbers of members of groups defined by the National Socialists as racially or biologically inferior were later included. By '39 large numbers of citizens from the occupied European states arrived. Tens of thousands of people died of starvation, disease, forced labour and mistreatment or were vicitms of the systematic extermination operation of the SS. Thousands of other prisoners died during the death marches following the evacuation of the camp at the end of April 1945.

Address: Straße der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg
Directions: by train: Berlin S-Bahn S1 from Friedrichstrasse Stattion to Oranienburg Station and from there bus No. 840
othercontact: info@gedenkstaette-sachsenhausen
Phone: +49-(03301-200-0
Website: http://www.gedenkstaette-sachsenhausen.de/

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2004
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