One of the tools of oppression in the Nazi regime was the establishing of concentration camps.
One of those camps was Sachsenhausen, situated just in front of the doors of Berlin, some 22 miles north of the city. On a day trip you will be able to visit the remains of this camp built at first to imprison political opponents of the Nazi regime. Over the years, this camp became a place where people were forced to work, became victims of medical experiments, starved to death or were brutally murdered. 50.000 died during the Nazi period. After the War, the Soviet Union continued to keep Sachsenhausen as a prison killing another 12.000.