Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

On 21 March 1933 the local SA regiment set up the first concentration camp in Prussia in a vacant factory building in the centre of Oranienburg. In the months following the assumption of power by the National Socialists, Oranienburg took on a key role in the persecution of the opposition, especially in the “Reich” capital, Berlin.
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Sachsenhausen concentration camp was built in the summer of 1936 as a model and training camp. Tens of thousands of the more than 200,000 prisoners interned here died as a result of hunger, disease, forced labour and mistreatment or were victims of systematic extermination operations by the SS.
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In August 1945, a good three months after the end of the war and the liberation of Europe from National Socialist domination, the NKVD, the Soviet secret police, moved its Special Camp No. 7 to the centre of the former Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Of the 60,000 prisoners interned there, 12,000 died of hunger and disease.
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After the site had been used for many years by the Soviet army, the Barracked People’s Police (KVP) and the National People’s Army (NVA) of the German Democratic Republic, planning began in 1956 for the Sachsenhausen National Memorial, which was inaugurated on 23 April 1961.
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In the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum there are thirteen smaller permanent exhibitions illuminating various aspects of the history of the place. The Memorial is a place of mourning and commemoration while at the same time fulfilling its mission as a modern museum of contemporary history.
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  • 1933-1934 Oranienburg Concentration Camp
  • 1936-1945 Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • 1945-1950 Soviet Special Camp
  • 1961-1990 Sachsenhausen National Memorial
  • seit 1993 Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum

1945 - Soviet Special Camp at Sachsenhausen

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1945 г. Советский спецлагерь в Заксенхаузене

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STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG: Mitarbeiter*in für die Organisation von Veranstaltungen

14. October 2020

Die Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück/Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten sucht spätestens zum 01.01.2021 eine*n Mitarbeiter*in für die Organisation von Veranstaltungen. Die Stelle wird mit der Entgeltgruppe 10 TV-L vergütet und ist vorerst auf 2 Jahre befristet. Die Wochenarbeitszeit beträgt 20 Stunden. Der Arbeitsort ist die Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück Fürstenberg/Havel. more

Auszubildende lernen und arbeiten in der Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen

09. October 2020

Heute ging die Projektwoche „Lernen und Arbeiten im ehemaligen KZ Sachsenhausen“ zu Ende, an der 24 Auszubildende des Eduard-Maurer-Oberstufenzentrums in Hennigsdorf gemeinsam mit ihren Lehrern und Ausbildern teilgenommen haben. more

Auszubildende setzen im Bereich der Häftlingswäscherei neue Bordsteine.
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Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum

Straße der Nationen 22
D-16515 Oranienburg
Tel. +49 - (0) 3301 - 200-200




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