Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Holocaust PT5 - Sachsenhausen

More than 200,000 people were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen between 1936 and 1945, thousands of whom died . 3 months after the liberation Sachsenhausen was put to its former use by the Russians to house minor Nazi's and other political undesirables by the time the camp closed in 1950 another 12,000 had perished there .  Almost in perfect condition other than a few huts that were set on fire by locals in the 50's and the gas chambers and crematorium which are in ruins the camp is now a memorial .

The Guards Barracks

Main Entrance

the memorial and mass grave sites 

work sets you free , a sick joke above many concentration camp gates 

the main machine gun position 

The crematorium ruins

The gas chamber remains

The medical centre ,were many experiments were conducted on inmates 

foot ware test area where prisoners were forced to march to test footware 

The memorial to British commandoes executed just before the liberation

SS officers club

model of the camp

The wash room where 800 people were crammed in at one time .

The firing squad area . 

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