Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg

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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen was originally built to house political opponents of the Nazi regime. Its purpose gradually expanded, and the camp eventually imprisoned ordinary Jews, intellectuals, gypsies, and homosexuals. Some of the original buildings of the camp complex have been preserved in their original form and are now open to the public as a museum. The existing buildings include several prisoner barracks and a pathology department, where Nazi doctors performed medical experiments on the prisoners. You can take part in one of several weekly guided tours offered here, for which no prior registration is necessary. Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Very interesting, specially because of the thorough explanations of our guide, Ronan. He painted a picture in our minds in regards to the brutality of the Nazi regime. 
    Very interesting, specially because of the thorough explanations of our guide, Ronan. He painted a picture in our minds in regards to the brutality of the Nazi regime.  more »
  • Very interesting tour and our guide was both knowledgeable and interesting. He told the sad story of what happened with humor and seriousness. I can only give our guide Xavier my warmest... 
    Very interesting tour and our guide was both knowledgeable and interesting. He told the sad story of what happened with humor and seriousness. I can only give our guide Xavier my warmest...  more »
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  • I believe it is important to visit those places. We can learn a lot about the Holocaust. It's very informative with pictures, letters, newspaper pieces and many more original things that truly help you understand what happened during that time.
  • It goes without saying that if you're in Berlin, this is must see. The history of this particular location is very tragic, but part of the exhibition also highlights people within the camp that tried their best to protect other inmates, which I found very moving. While large parts of the grounds are being restored, I don't think of this as a negative given how old the camp is. I hope you take the time and travel to Sachsenhausen. You can take a guided tour, if you like. But if you're a native English speaker, it's a waste of money because every landmark and sign and exhibition has English translations.

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