AHORN Seehotel Templin
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Today we decided to take a slightly different day trip, one that was a little more somber and hard to swallow than all of the other activities we had done up until now. Today we visited the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, which is a 45 minute train ride North of Berlin. It is now a museum dedicated to those that suffered, were tortured, and were murdered there. Although it might seem a little strange to end a vacation on a more difficult note, ...
... End of the meal, I realised that I d probably start to hate potatoes :-). Then we did a bit of window shopping and went to pick her daughter Gina from school. It was a small school surrounded by a lot of trees and woods.
Then we visited the Mary Magdalene church and her dad accompanied us to climb the stairs to the tower. Must have been around 150 steps or so.....! But when we reached on top, it was the ...
Another RE train ride took us to Chorin - the site of a ruined monastery which you can walk along a clearly marked trail from the station through some woods to get to. Again, very pretty location where, during the summer, you can attend concerts. Now tell me that a monastery isn't a great place for that :)
... the gate. He explained to us that during the later years of the war, all decisions that affected any concentration/labor camp throughout Europe were made in this building. Our tour guide told us that Sachsenhausen was deemed the model of all concentration camps. When foreign dignitaries from Spain or Italy came to see a camp, they would be shown Sachsenhausen. Additionally, there are many propaganda pictures showing Sachsenhausen as a humane and clean camp. Obviously ...
... for the victims; the ones I did take are posted below with brief explanations of what they are. Interesting things to note: construction of the camp occurred in 1936 in Oranienburg, during the Berlin Olympics so that there was a distraction, and the residents of the town were largely unaware of the true purpose of the camp, aside from being told it was a ...