A day trip out to the city of Oranienburg, apprx 60 mins outside Berlin on the (S) Bahn , will take you to the Former concentration camp Sachsenhausen. Here you can walk around the historical site, in addition, you can view the many historical exhibitions on display in the grounds.
In 1936, the SS built the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp next to Oranienburg. Until 1945, more
than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned here. Tens of thousands died of hunger and diseases and of the effects of forced labour and mistreatment, or were victims of systematic extermination.
From 1945-1950, the Soviet Special Camp No. 7/No. 1 was located on the site.
In 1961, the GDR founded the Sachsenhausen National Memorial. The present Memorial and the Sachsenhausen Museum have been part of the Brandenburg Memorials Foundation since 19
Open Monday to Friday 8am until 4:30pm
(Photo:© Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen, Nachweis: Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten, Foto: Lars Wendt)