Visit Sachsenhausen

Visit Sachsenhausen one of the first concentration camps of the Third Reich. One of the ways to accomplish a better understanding of the Third Reich while in Berlin is a visit to Sachsenhausen one of the first concentration camps in Germany. With a full-day tour from Berlin, you’ll listen to a historian detail the influence of the Third Reich and the timeline of how this camp came to be. Travel via train from Berlin with your guide and make way for important historic knowledge that will probably stick with you long after you leave the German capital.

On 21 March 1933, the local SA regiment set up the first concentration camp in Prussia in a vacant factory building in the center of Oranienburg. In the months following the assumption of power by the National Socialists, Oranienburg took on a key role in the persecution of the opposition, especially in the “Reich” capital, Berlin. The sachsenhausen concentration camp was built in the summer of 1936 as a model and training camp.

Tens of thousands of the more than 200,000 prisoners interned here died as a result of hunger, disease, forced labor, and mistreatment or were victims of systematic extermination operations by the SS. In the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum, there are thirteen smaller permanent exhibitions illuminating various aspects of the history of the place. The Memorial is a place of mourning and commemoration while at the same time fulfilling its mission as a modern museum of contemporary history. More