Berlin Half-Day Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour
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What You'll Do
- See the "Kapo's" residence
- Observe the original gun tower entrance and parade ground
- Visit the infirmary and pathology departments, used to carry out autopsies on prisoners who died, and to complete medical experiments
- Learn about the security systems of the Camp, which included electrified fences and watchtowers
- Observe the disturbing conditions in the Jewish and "forgers" barracks
- See the punishment cells, pit, execution area and gallows
- Visit the site of the camp brothel
- See the unsettling site of the crematorium and "Station Z"
- Learn about Russian Special Camp 1/7 post WW2, before the camp was dismantled in 1950
- Go to the "Green Monster" SS canteen
What to Expect
Built in the summer of 1936, Sachsenhausen initially facilitated the removal of "antisocial" elements of society, as Berlin hosted the spectacular Olympic Games. During the Third Reich more than 200,000 people were imprisoned here by the Nazis, of which some 50,000 were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen differs to Auschwitz, which implemented the Nazi’s policy of racial genocide. Sachsenhausen victims were a mix of political opponents, and only later groups defined as racially or biologically inferior, mostly from the newly occupied territories of Nazi dominated Europe.
Hear stories of valor from the British Royal Marine Commandos that refused to have their will broken. Learn the fate of Stalin's son, where, as Hitler's personal prisoner, he was detained in isolation for 5 years before his execution. Explore the attempted use of death marches to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation. later, visit the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, Pathology Laboratory, hospital, and the gruesome pit where victims were left to rot.
The tour also details life and death in Special Camp No. 1/7, as Sachsenhausen was to become under the Soviets. This special tour around a frightfully storied location of WWII history is harrowing, but it lends visitors an unparalleled insight into the reality of the Holocaust.
Some sites you may visit on this tour are:
• Death March Memorial
• Station Z
• Commandant's House
• Jewish Barracks
• Punishment Cells
• Pathology Laboratory
• Special Camp 1/7
• SS Training Camp
What's Not Included
- Public transport day ticket. An ABC zone ticket for 1 day is necessary for this tour.
Meeting point West at 10:00 at the McDonald's opposite the main entrance of S and U-Bahn Zoologischer Garten (Zoo) train station. Hardenbergerplatz 2-4, 10623 Berlin. Meeting point EAST: 10:00 at 'Am to PM' bar/restaurant at S-Bahn Hackescher Markt Train Station exit Am Zwirngraben, 10178 Berlin
What to Remember
Flawless tourguideOctober 4, 2015
Jared was fantastic - he was very sensitive and as a scholar he was able to provide loads of information and answer any questions anyone had.
Well done.September 21, 2015
We had Jared, and he was very informative and knowledgable. He brought a unique psychological perspective to each section of the camp, and was very thought provoking as he taught us about what happened. He took care of us from start to finish, and was a great guide. Well done!
Thought provoking and educational. Our tour guide was excellent!September 19, 2015
Thought provoking and educational. Our tour guide was excellent! Cesar was very knowledgable and had a good sense of humour. He was very helpful in getting us to where we needed to be after the tour also
Extremely thought provokingSeptember 17, 2015
Amazing guide. We were so lucky with "NZ Mike", our guide. a professional Historian, so articulate, engaging and bright. Never stopped talking the whole six hours! totally switched on, and informative. His memory for dates was awesome. He made a very sobering experience into one that will stay in our memories got ever. Thank you.
Knowledgeable experience for youth and adultSeptember 16, 2015
Knowledgeable experience that can be recommended for everyone. Cesar who was the guide was absolutely fantastic. The services were rendered was outstanding. He came to the hostel and picked us (22 youth and 3 adults) up, even though it was not part of the scheme.
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