Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

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Learn about a dark time in world history on a walking tour of Sachsenhausen, the closest concentration camp to Berlin. See what life was like for Jewish prisoners during the Nazi era on a guided tour.

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Highlights

  • Learn about Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • Be accompanied by a licensed guide from Berlin to the Memorial Site
  • Hear about some of the notable prisoners of the camp
  • Dicover the dark history of the former concentration camp

Description

During this activity of about 5 hours, we will learn about the daily work of the prisoners and the daily life in a concentration camp through the buildings that have survived to the present day. We will understand the complex history of this place through the different monuments that, for different ideologies and at different times, have been placed at the memorial. Our guides will approach the subject matter of the visit with the utmost respect for the victims. During our visit to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp we will see what is known as Tower A or the main entrance of the prisoners to the camp, presided over by the famous sign on which you can read the motto of all the concentration camps 'Arbeit macht Frei' or 'Work will set you free'. We will enter Barracks 38 and 39, which are in what is known as 'Small Camp' where the S.S. crammed all the Jewish prisoners of the camp between 1938 and 1942, and where we can see those famous bunk beds that you see in all the films about the Holocaust. Today, Barracks 38 houses a museum illustrating what life was like for these Jewish prisoners in the camp. Then we will see the Camp Prison or Punishment Cells, which are the original ones, where prisoners were locked up for crimes such as stealing food and where infamous and disproportionate punishments were inflicted. It is common knowledge that during the Nazi era, concentration camp prisoners were experimented on and aberrant practices were carried out in the infirmary barracks and in the morgue. What used to be the prisoner's kitchen has been converted into a museum in which the most important moments of the Sachsenhausen camp are represented and we will see the remains of the terrible Station Z, later dynamited by the Soviets, where the prisoners were cruelly executed. With the defeat of the Nazis in 1945, this Nazi concentration camp became the 50th Special Camp of the Soviets, which is why we will also visit the Soviet memorial from 1961. .... And much more!

Includes

Professional guide Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp entry fee Memorial fee

Important Information

  • it's necessary to purchase the ABC zone train ticket before the activity

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