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 until April 1945, shortly before the defeat of Nazi Germany in May later that year. 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 the French Third Republic; 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 labour camp, outfitted with several subcamps, a gas chamber, and a medical experimentation area. Prisoners were treated inhumanely, fed inadequately, and killed openly.

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Private Tour to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial from 185 USD
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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

Tours and activities: Memorial Sachsenhausen

Private Tour to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

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Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp by private Vehicle

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Berlin: Guided 4-Hour Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

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