Germany 2009 - Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp at Oranienburg

Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg was a Nazi concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May, 1945. After World War II, when Oranienburg was in the Soviet Occupation Zone, the structure was used as an NKVD special camp until 1950 (See NKVD special camp Nr. 7). The remaining buildings and grounds are now open to the public as a museum.

Sachsenhausen was primarily noted for holding political prisoners, POWs, homosexuals, the disabled an other minorities but maintained a Jewish population. It set the standard for other camps and was the place where new techniques were tested and perfected before being passed onto other camps. Many SS were also trained here before being sent to other camps.
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