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Sachsenhausen

   
           

Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen

Below you can see photographs of some of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. next >>

Photographs courtesy of the USHMM.

 

Sachsenhausen was a Nazi concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany,
It was used primarily to incarcerate political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May, 1945.

Sachsenhausen prisoners, wearing uniforms with triangular badges, stand in columns under the supervision of a camp guard, 1938.

Sachsenhausen prisoners, wearing uniforms with triangular badges, stand in columns under the supervision of a camp guard, 1938.
 

Sachsenhausen was
located thirty-five kilometers north of Berlin
, which gave it a primary position among the German concentration camps. 

 

     
Shaving an inmate at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Germany, 1942.

Shaving an inmate at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Germany, 1942.

View of the prisoners' barracks in Sachsenhausen, with Nazi slogans painted on the front.

View of the prisoners' barracks in Sachsenhausen,
with Nazi slogans painted on the front.

Sachsenhausen prisoners, wearing different types of uniforms, eat a meal in the mess hall of the camp, cir 1939-49.

Sachsenhausen prisoners, wearing different types of uniforms, eat a meal in the mess hall of the camp, cir 1939-49.

     

Sachsenhausen became
a training centre for
Schutzstaffel (SS) officers (who would often be
sent to oversee other
camps afterwards).

Jews arrested during Kristallnacht stand under guard before being deported to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Zeven, Germany, November 10, 1938.

Jews arrested during Kristallnacht stand under guard before
being deported to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Zeven, Germany, November 10, 1938.
 

Executions took place at Sachsenhausen, especially of Soviet Prisoners of War.

 

 

 


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