Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

International Youth Venue – Szczypiorski House

15 minutes away from the Memorial on foot, the International Youth Venue offers study days and programmes lasting several days for school classes and non-school groups on the history of the Sachsenhausen camp complex. In " Szczypiorski House" learning history can be combined with leisure and relaxation far away from the stress of day-to-day life in school. With its 32 beds, seminar rooms and library as well as attractive grounds, the Venue offers space not only for workshops and creative art and media seminars, but also for cooking together or even for a football tournament.

Theodor Eickes Ehefrau Bertha im "Kleinen Salon" (1942)
Andrzej Szczypiorski in der Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen (1995)

Originally the service villa of Theodor Eicke (1892-1943), the Inspector of Concentration Camps, and following its use by the East German military, the building was converted into the International Youth Meeting Venue and youth hostel in 2006. Today, the house is named after the Polish writer Andrzej Szczypiorski (1928-2000). When he was 16 he was deported to Sachsenhausen concentration camp after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and became famous for his literary treatment of the Polish experience of occupation and the Second World War. The house is run jointly by the Sachsenhausen Memorial and the Berlin-Brandenburg regional association of the German Youth Hostels Association.