Memorial Sachsenhausen

Local nameGedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen
LocationOranienburg, Deutschland

Sachsenhausen or Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg was a German Nazi concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, used from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May 1945. It mainly held political prisoners throughout World War II. Prominent prisoners included Joseph Stalin's oldest son Yakov Dzhugashvili, assassin Herschel Grynszpan, Paul Reynaud the penultimate Prime Minister of France, Francisco Largo Caballero Prime Minister of the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War, the wife and children of the Crown Prince of Bavaria, Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera, and several enemy soldiers and political dissidents.

Sachsenhausen was a labor camp outfitted with several subcamps, a gas chamber, and a medical experimentation area. Prisoners were treated harshly, fed sparingly, and killed openly.

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour from 20 USD

Opening hours

During the winter season, the museums are closed on Mondays.

There is a variety of guided tours available by appointment, please, check the official website.


Entry is free.

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +49 3301 200 200

Address Straße der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany

Coordinates 52°46'0.425" N 13°15'44.079" E

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