Whilst this tour was not a fun trip , it was a must do and our guide ( Jamie ) was well informed who relayed information about what actually went on brilliantly , i would highly recommend doing this trip
Our tour guide Jared was well informed and provided a great insight into the camp and the times. he was patient, professional, respectful and answered all questions.
I would recommend this to everyone.
A wonderful experience with a great 'Irish' tour guide. I had never been to a concentration camp before, and , although sobering, it was tremendous.
excellent but sad. Guide was great and this was a well organised tour
Michael was so knowledgable on the camp. You felt that you could ask him anything and he would know the answer. Brilliant experience. A long day with a lot of walking but well worth it.
Enlightening, somber experience. We are glad we did this tour as the guide was very knowledgeable and we learned so much.
we really enjoyed the whole day. JJ was a great guide really friendly and so informative. He also made sure we were all on the right track to get back to our hotels. I recommend the tour great day . With thanks
Jared was our tour guide, and he did an amazing job of contextualizing the site - its history and the atrocities committed here as well as its present use. I thought about just going out to the site on our own but am so glad we booked the tour. We learned a lot going with a guide, his particular interests provided an important critical lens for the site, and it simplified travel going with someone who knew how to navigate trains and buses to Oranienburg.
Our guide for this tour, Jared, studied undergraduate neuroscience and anthropology and came to Germany for graduate school. His study of the science of identity, empathy, and post traumatic stress disorder provided an important lens for this site.
Among the thoughts he shared is the insight that the grammar of culture is story, but few of us ever take a class that unpacks and analyzes those stories that structure our cultural identities. The stories we tell and the language we use are not neutral and it is important to think critically about them. He also pointed out that genocide is a cultural innovation, only present in the human record for our most recent 10,000 years. As such, it is learned and can be unlearned. That's why it is important to visit sites like this one and learn about history.
This tour was exceptional. Don't hesitate to book!
Such trips need the best guides and we had one in Maria. She was really amazing with all the facts she shared with us and without this extensive historical views, the trip would have not bee the time. It was a lot of walking and we were extremely grateful to Maria to keep going with the facts even with the exceptional heat wave that covered Berlin for the two days.
Jamie was an excellent guide, knew his stuff, was polite, helpful and we really enjoyed the tour because of him.
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