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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

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Basic Information

Location 52° 45′ 57″ N, 13° 15′ 51″ E
Country Germany
City Berlin
Address Strasse der Nationen 22

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 52.76278,13.26117


In 1956, the East German government established the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp site as a national memorial, which was inaugurated on 23 April 1961. The memorial obelisk contains eighteen red triangles, the symbol the Nazis gave to political prisoners, usually communists.

As of 2012, the site of the Sachsenhausen camp, at Strasse der Nationen 22 in Oranienburg, is open to the public as a museum and a memorial. Several buildings and structures survived or have been reconstructed, including guard towers, the camp entrance, crematory ovens and the camp barracks.


Sachsenhausen or Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg was a Nazi concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May 1945. The remaining buildings and grounds are now open to the public as a museum.

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