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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Address: Strasse der Nationen 22, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (3301) 200 200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: More than 100,000 Jews, communists, intellectuals, gypsies and homosexuals...
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.
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Harrowing, moving and contemplative- must see in Berlin

By concentration camp standards this is one of the smaller ones but well worth the visit. Brings home immediately the extent of man's cruelty to his fellow men. The yard, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

By concentration camp standards this is one of the smaller ones but well worth the visit. Brings home immediately the extent of man's cruelty to his fellow men. The yard, the barracks, the watch towers,the experiment rooms, the extermination area and the furnaces all clearly exhibit how human beings went out of their way to devise systems for the "efficient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I made the terrible mistake of going here on my birthday, thinking that I could handle the fact that I was going to be standing on the ground where many innocent people were tortured. In the end, I was extremely wrong. The place gets you in a somber mood as you learn more about the history of the place and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

it takes a little while to get there from berlin but it is something all should do if visiting berlin. quite a lot is not there any more but what there is will make you realise just what the people endured and suffered while there. we need these places so people will not forget please visit if you can

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Our tour was conducted by Cezar from Sandemans New Berlin Tours and he was really really good! He was very informative and we learnt so much from his vast knowledge. It was really cold the day we went and this added even further to the oppressive nature of the concentration camp! It was so horrific what happened here!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is always difficult to rate such place on a scale of 1 to 5, however Sachsenhausen gives you new perspective on what a connection camp is. Its a permeant fixture of the Berlin landscape, and one I think people should see. You realise and start to contextualise the history and purpose of the camp not only during world war... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A bit far from Berlin. Takes around 10-15min walk or you can also take the bus. They have some small museums inside the camp but bear in mind they close on mondays. I went there on Monday but even museums were closed, you can still see how the facilities look like or the electric fences, wiring stuff. It somehow lead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Before visiting Sachenhausen, I was unsure what to expect. From reading reviews, I knew it wouldn't be an enjoyable experience. The audio tour was excellent and offers an in depth explanation of every part of the camp. All of the remaining structures are meticulously kept and ensure to give anyone who visits a first hand account of what the prisoners... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The camp was brilliant and so moving. A lot bigger than i expected meaning i spent an entire day here. Definitely recommend the audio guide as there is not information to read whilst walking around. The journey by train we found quiet difficult but i think that was because we went straight from the place we was staying and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Well first of all the entry is free (only have to pay for the public transport to get there because it is 40 mins from Berlin and the audio guide, if you'd like one). It was impressive to see everything yopu heard of in school. You can also get guided tours but without a guide it is also easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am so glad I visited Sachsenhausen. Like many other reviewers have said, one cannot say they enjoyed the experience, but it's one that needs to be had. I left feeling incredibly emotionally drained, but with a much better understanding of what went on during the holocaust. The audio guide is very informative and easy to follow. My only gripe... More 

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