Free Walking Tours through Sachsenhausen, Berlin Concentration Camp

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Shane 05 Jun 2023

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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
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Rafael 27 May 2023

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.
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Ignacio 24 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Excelente experiencia, muy entretenido Gonzalo como guía y persona. Muy recomendable para entender la historia del nazismo!!!
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Bruant 19 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Super tour avec Laura ! Explications intéressantes et claires, et un très bon itinéraire à travers les lieux les plus emblématiques du coeur historique ! Nous recommandons fortement !
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Miguel 12 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Muy agradecidos de poder compartir nuestra experiencia en Berlin con Alexis. Altamente recomendable si queréis visitar la ciudad y disfrutar de un tour con un profesional en historia de la ciudad. Muy bien documentado y con alta capacidad comunicativa. Gracias!
East Berlin: Wall and Cold War special
Rosa... 12 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
It was a good ride to the history of Germany. Alexis is very passionate and very well explained his explanation. I higly recommend him as you're tourist guide. You will know the other secret of Berlin.
Berlin and Nazism: Rise and Fall of the Empire
Naomi 10 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Behzad ! He had an extensive knowledge of the history of Berlin and the tour was very informative - we learnt a lot! Would strongly recommend !
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Anie 06 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Excellent tour!!!
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Yevh... 01 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Nice tour, I'd recommend it!
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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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