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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Strasse der Nationen 22, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
+49 (3301) 200 200
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Type: Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: More than 100,000 Jews, communists, intellectuals, gypsies and homosexuals were killed by Nazis between 1936 and 1945 in this concentration camp. Some... more » Owner description: More than 100,000 Jews, communists, intellectuals, gypsies and homosexuals were killed by Nazis between 1936 and 1945 in this concentration camp. Some of the buildings have been preserved in their original form including barracks, and a pathology department where Nazis performed medical experiments on the inmates. « less
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Collinsville, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This :model" concentration camp really helped us to understand the diverse nature of the Nazis hate. Plus, after the war, the camp was used by the Russians for political prisoners. Lots of walking!

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Salinas, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nigel Dunkley's tour was a stellar narrative. He brought the highlights of the camp to life, in this one of the least known of the Nazi death camps. Very engaging, and well worth it. We could have stayed longer, but or repeated the visit, but it was too heavy on the heart and soul.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Did our trip with Insider Tour Berlin. It was rushed. Not the guide's fault that I can see as the time limit is constrained. IMO one would be better off to do this by yourself and with the audio guide. It's a whole day subject matter experience that should be absorbed over time

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Take note that the museum is closed on a Monday. There is a lot to see and worth spending at least 3 hours here to visit the places of Nazi horror. Many Germans visit it and it is refreshing to see that all the past is in the open for all to see. This is quite healing. Not a fun... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place is so interesting and important that we didn't notice it's after closing time. Try to read a bit about this place before you visit. Altough it's not specific about this camp, reading "Salamandra" by Ka-zetnik will help you understand about the Nazi machine of evil.

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you are going to visit the camp I would highly recommend this tour company. Our guides name was Amy and she was excellent! Very knowledgable and professional. It is a difficult place to see but absolutely necessary as is the Holocaust Memorial.

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Emotional but well worth the visit. A lot of walking but our tour guide was very informative on the history of the area and sensitive concerning the actual camp.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a trip sad but also good it makes you realize a wee bit of what all these poor people went through i went with a walking trip and the guide was really good and full of information (you do need to take transport ie train to get there ) a really good trip only bad thing is it is... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Credits to Germany for not allowing mankind to forget the horrors of what occurred at this camp as well as other camps. The tour is detailed. It's a lot to take in; to understand why. Allow at least two to three hours. Be prepared to walk. Even though very little still stands, one leaves with images.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Could easily spend an entire day reading all the information. Very well maintained. I found it helpful to use the audio tour for 3 Euro. There is a small café inside the building where the restrooms are. There is also a café outside the Museum grounds.

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