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    Thank you for posting Jim, great lid and superb...

    Thank you for posting Jim, great lid and superb stamps.
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    Sorry William, didn't see your question until now.

    The cartoons were painted by the kitchen workers in an attempt to brighten their surroundings. That area is in a basement where the camp food was...
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    No, on the map below, the crematorium is at point 15 and the Pathology building with the mortuary beneath it is at point 21.

    I can honestly say I heard nothing about or saw the place you mention...
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    I didn't see that or remember seeing anything described as such, where in the camp was it?
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    Thank you for posting Dean. They are very thought provoking images, were they part of an album or group of photos?
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    Guys, I started this thread to share my experience of Sachsenhausen and to give members who might not have the chance to visit an insight of the camp.
    This is not the thread nor the forum to start a...
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    Thank you for the comments guys.

    Andy, haven't heard of the airman parachuting into the camp personally but I hope one of the other members has and can share some information on it.
    I know what...
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    Last set of pictures.

    The first is in the 'medical' building and shows the pathology tables. Here inmates were dissected, experimented upon and many died here at the hands of the camp 'doctors'.
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    Back out in the open again and the first photo is of the watch tower at the far end of Sachsenhausen at the join of the two walls that form the point of the triangle which is the layout of the camp....
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    More.....
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    The Gas chamber and Cematorium.

    The photos over the next couple of posts are self explanatory.
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    Outside again now and this is a shot taken from roughly the centre of the camp, just in front of the Soviet Liberation Memorial looking back towards the main entrance.

    A look back along the...
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    Below ground now and into what was the camp kitchen and food preparation area. As you can see, the inmates decorated the walls here with cheerful cartoons which was quite unexpected and seemed...
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    Ok, continuing the tour. Now in the green hut as seen in the last photo in post #6 there are some of the original artifacts on display. Some of the more disturbing items are preserved here.

    The...
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    To be honest Dave I found it hard to get a true feeling of the atmosphere. In certain places and seeing certain things there you could get a sense of the atrocities that occured and there was a...
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    Last set of photos for this evening.

    This is the punishment or prison block. Set aside from the main barrack huts and behind a brick wall this building was probably the most feared within the...
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    There are only a couple of prisoner barrack huts left on the site. As you enter this one, you turn right into a narrow corridor. On the left are the toilets and washrooms and at the end you can see...
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    Back outside again, turn right and the main entrance to Sachsenhausen is in front of you.

    Walking through the arch you see the infamous slogan 'Arbeit Macht Frei' in the gate.....

    Step though...
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    Re: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    Inside the small museum there are a few artifacts on display from the period.

    An SA uniform.....

    An SA dagger, boots, a visor cap I can't identify, an armband and a few buttons, badges and...
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    Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp..

    A few images from my trip to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp at the end of last November.

    The camp was mainly used for political and criminal prisoners and was opened in 1936. After 1945 it was...
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