Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

Travelling Exhibitions

There are currently four travelling exhibitions that can be loaned free of charge from the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum. The only costs involved are for transport, any necessary insurance and if applicable travel expenses. You can find more information on the pages of the individual exhibitions.


The Prelude to Terror - Early Concentration Camps under National Socialism

The working group "Memorials at Sites of Early Concentration Camps" brings together memorial sites from all over Germany. The aim is to make the history of the early camps better known and to raise awareness of today's anti-democratic developments by examining their function in the National Socialist system of rule.

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the "Reichstag Fire Decree" of 28 February 1933, the members of the WG jointly developed the exhibition "Prelude to Terror".

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Terror in the Province of Brandenburg. Early Concentration Camps 1933-34

The Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum / Brandenburg Memorials Foundation has created an exhibition commemorating the early concentration camps in what was then the Province of Brandenburg. Many of these sites of torture only existed for a short time and have been forgotten today. The exhibition was first displayed in the State Archaeological Museum in Brandenburg an der Havel in 2014 and has since been on tour to many locations, mainly in Brandenburg.

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From Sachsenburg to Sachsenhausen. Pictures from the Photo Album of a Concentration Camp Commandant

This exhibition presents around 100 photographs from the service photo album of the first commandant of Sachsenhausen, Karl Otto Koch, which the Memorial found in the archives of the Russian intelligence service. As well as the setting-up phase of Sachsenhausen concentration camp from the point of view of the SS perpetrators, the photos also document the setting up of the concentration camp system generally in Germany from 1933 to July 1937.

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“Be watchful that the night never again falls in Germany.” Trade unionists in the concentration camp 1933-1945

This travelling exhibition of the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum was created in 2013 by students of the Freie Universität Berlin as part of their course and focuses on the stories of 16 trade union members who had to face the ordeal of internment in a concentration camp, which some of them did not survive.

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"Religion: Protestant". Protestants in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp 1936-1945

This travelling exhibition looks at the stories of thirteen Protestant inmates from Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland who came into conflict with the Nazis because of their religious convictions. But it also includes two SS men who were also Christian believers and the Oranienburg pastor Kurt Scharf, who stood up for the concentration camp inmates. 

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