Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp 1936-1945

Events and Developments

The exhibition in the building that once contained the prisoners` kitchen is the last major permanent exhibition to be completed in the course of remodelling Sachsenhausen Memorial. Located near the middle of the memorial site, it functions to certain extent as a referrer to the other twelve exhibitions at the Memorial.

The exhibition also offers a compact overview of selected parts of the camp`s history. It examines important events and periods such as the camp`s estabilishment in 1936, the mass internments in 1938, changes with the outbreak of war in 1939, the mass murder of Soviet prisoners of war in 1941, the creation of satellite camps beginning in 1942, and the final phase, with mass murders, the death marches and, at last, liberation.

The sections of the exhibition are arranged so as to create a pattern of events within the display space, thus revealing interrelationship, as well as constants and changes, in the development of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

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