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Free Walking Tours through Sachsenhausen, Berlin Concentration Camp

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Alana 26 Feb 2024
Conquista

The tour was amazing! We were lucky to have a private tour with her. I was not expecting a very nice discussion about the memorial and the Soviet Union in general. Olga is super friendly and very well prepared for the tour - with figures and extra information about the memorial. I was surprised. The place is so beautiful but she also brought the idea of the importance to think about the past and see with critical eyes the situation after the 2nd world / patriotic war. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun! I really recommend it :)
Soviet memorial in Treptower Park - historical walk
Nadine 26 Jan 2024
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Awesome tour, I had an amazing time! J.R. was a great guide with great knowledge. Thumbs up!
Berlin Basics!
Joseph 31 Dec 2023
New York

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Nima was an excellent guide. As two Americans who wanted a local to really show us what Berliners eat and what makes up the gastronomic fanfare of the city, we were so pleased by Nima’s tour. We tried curry wurst, söner kebab, falafel, baklava, tea, cheese, tarts, beer, and wine. I was so full by the end of the tour. Nima went the extra step to make sure we wrapped up the remaining food to take back to our hotel. I was so glad we did, because we finished it that evening. The route was really cool too, as we probably would not have seen the Kreuzberg neighborhood otherwise. Nima also took us on the metro, which was cool to experience in Berlin. Nima weaved in contemporary history, immigration, Nazi/ColdWar history, and food history into the tour so well. I felt like I really saw part of Berlin that Berliners enjoy.
Tasty Berlin, culture meets cuisine! With street art & alternative flair (two in one)
David 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Nima clearly loves what he does and gave a very interesting tour. Recommend. :)
Jewish Quarter Berlin: Diversity, History & Urban Flair (In Small Groups)
Vivek 09 Jul 2023
London

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
I attended the Berlin history tour. It was one best your I have attended. This tour covered all the places I had in my list to visit. She was well informed about all the building and explained every place in historical context and event which ended at that place. She was also explaining social context related to Berlin society and people. I had very good time and learned a lot. It was also interested as I have interest in history and society.
Beyond Berlin’s History - making sense of the present learning from the past
Shane 05 Jun 2023
Dublin

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Behzad is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed learning about East and West Germany
Berlin in a Nutshell - Around Alexanderplatz, Free Walking Tour
Marco 02 Jun 2023
Montreal

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Richard is very passionnate about this subject. He us knowledgable and professional. He was able to answer all questions asked even the most difficult. His insight on the topic is essential for this visit.
Free Tour Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Rafael 27 May 2023
Berlin

This was such a great tour! Rafael was super knowledgeable and friendly, and I ended up meeting a lot of great people. He won’t show you the most cliché or common things which I really appreciated. He was also flexible and accommodated for my specific interest during the tour. He clearly cares about the community which made his description of Berlin‘s queer scene extra touching. Would absolutely take this again next time I’m in Berlin.
Homolulu.Berlin - LGBTQ bicycle city tour "Berlin invents homosexuality - queer history from 1850-1935"
Beate 16 May 2023
Grünberg

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Wenn wir wieder in Berlin sind werden wir wieder eine Tour mit Germar machen.
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Sachsenhausen concentration camp was a Nazi concentration camp near the town of Oranienburg, Germany. The camp was established in 1936 and liberated by the Soviet army in 1945. After World War II, Sachsenhausen served as a special Soviet camp.
Sachsenhausen has been preserved as a memorial site for those who died there by both the German and Russian governments. Approximately 55,000 people were sent to Sachsenhausen during the Holocaust from all over Europe and murdered there.
Because of its proximity to Berlin it is a tourist attraction, a place to visit to remember the atrocities committed, to learn about history and not to forget it. With Free Tours of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, like the ones we offer you at GuruWalk, you can learn in detail many of the little stories related to Sachsenhausen.
Sachsenhausen concentration camp was originally intended as a place for German opponents of the regime to be imprisoned, but eventually became one of the largest labour camps in the entire Nazi system.
The main purpose of Sachsenhausen was to push people into slave labour and other forced labour from which the Nazis could profit. Prisoners were put to work on construction projects for the SS, such as building houses or clearing forest land. They were also used in brick factories, stone quarries and steelworks.
Most of the prisoners worked 8 hours a day with a lunch break, where they were provided with limited rations that barely covered their basic nutritional needs. As a result of their back-breaking work with little food, many prisoners became ill.
The Sachsenhausen camp consisted of three concentric zones separated by barbed-wire fences. The outermost fence, which encircled the entire camp, was electrified at all times to discourage escape attempts. Guards with machine guns patrolled the inner fences 24 hours a day. These guards were instructed to shoot anyone who tried to escape or harm another prisoner in any way.
The Sachsenhausen concentration camp is best known for its educational tours and exhibits because it is one of the best preserved camps today. And yet much of it is in ruins, as well as being a very large and empty space, so the help of a guide when visiting the camp will allow you to get your bearings and get the most out of your visit.

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