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The combination of barbed wire, concrete walls and electrified fencing only allowed one inmate to escape. He was turned in by local villagers and that was the end of his story.
This photo does not require much explanation. The ominous site of an electrified fence is a touch of reality of what this place was about.
Kevin was very knowledgeable and worked well with the group.
This is the gate to the actual camp which is over 1000 acres.
A memorial sculpture to the prisoners of the camp
What remains of the crematory ovens in the gas chamber
The entrance to the camp where the prisoners were marched through
The gate as you enter the camp says and quot;Work makes you free and quot; , written to make the prisoners think that if they worked hard enough, they would get out.
The perimeter's 3-metre-high stone wall, within which was a space that was patrolled by guards and dogs and bordered on the inside by a lethal electric fence; inside that was a gravel and quot;death strip and quot; forbidden to the prisoners. Any prisoner venturing onto it would be shot without warning.
The gate at the main entrance to the camp.
The tour leader explaining while all the group is having a rest...
The entrance to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
The English speaking guide was great, as we were a Deaf group and needed to lipread the guide as clearly as possible