Hotel An Der Havel
Albert-Buchmann-StraÃ?e 1, Oranienburg, 16515, de
More about Oranienburg
Railway bridge over the canal
Proposed memorial park
Travel Tips for Oranienburg
The prison within the concentration camp (1936 -1945) was put up by inmates in 1936, this three-wing block of cells was used as a prison by the Gestapo and the camp authorities. It was a place veiled in secrecy, a place of torment and murder. It held those punished by the SS for infringemnets of camp discipline as well as prominent figures arrested by the Gestapo.
Photo (2) - Entrance into the Prision.
Photo (3) - Prison Cell with standard bed and light.
Photo (4) - Prison Cell with bedding on floor and limited lighting.
Photo (5) - Prison Cell without bedding a no lighting
A Special Group
I thought this an amazing story of the many different groups who were sent to concentration camps Jehovahs Witnesses were some different, they protected each other, fed each other, helped each other though not family members or blood ties between them. They did it because their faith says to love all and treat as brothers. All over Germany and Nazi territories they were persecuted and sent to camps but their percentage numbers of survival were higher than almost any other group. I remember reading and I cant find the article now that when they went to the Death Marches anyone of their comrade who fell down too tired to go on the stronger picked them up and helped to go on. Anyone who needed such help also they tried to help. This foto is a plaque to the more than 890 JWs who died at Sachsenhausen.
The new museum charts certain parts of the history of the camp. This includes the early history of the camp when it was located at a brewery in Oranienburg between 1933/34. The museum also covers the history of the camp during the period 1950/90. If you find you can't gain access at the front of the museum, try walking around the back as you may be able to gain access there. There are a self service food and drinks machines, a seating area and books in German relating to the camp located at the rear entrance.
Barracks 37, 38 and 39 were the first addition to Sachsenhausen and were built in 1938. They first housed Sinti and Roma prisoners and then Jewish prisoners in what became known as the small camp, they were later used for political prisoners and finally women. Barrack 37 has gone but after protests barracks 38 and 39 were rebuilt in the exact location as the original buildings in 1961. Barrack 38 now tells the story of life in camp for Jewish Prisoners. Unfortunately the building was fire bombed in 1992, a few days after Israeli Prime Minister Jitzhak Rabin had visited the Sachsenhausen Memorial. The building has been reconstructed but parts of the building have been left in a charred state.
Concentration Camp Inspectorate
Marked on the plan is a building numbered 37 which is located outside of the camp. This building was used from 1938 to the end of the war for the administration of the whole Nazis concentration camp system. There is an exhibition in the office of the person who was in charge of the inspectorate. Unfortunately there is only a German translation. Though the building is marked on the plan you have to obtain a code from the Visitors’ Centre to use the gate and exit the camp.
Popular Hotels in Oranienburg