It’s not often I come to write a blog article and can’t find adequate words. Hence the reason this next one in the Berlin series – our visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp – has taken so long, and it’s mainly pictures.
On the second day in Berlin we took the S-Bahn train 45 minutes north of the city to Oranienburg, a quaint, peaceful town with a terrible past on its outskirts- the site of Sachsenhausen concentration camp, now preserved as a Holocaust memorial. I’m not going to try write my own account of Sachsenhausen. Although not usually a fan of Wikipedia, I found this article is actually pretty accurate on the camp’s history, horrors and current events, so I would endorse reading it if you want to know more background.
All I will say is that it was a warm summer’s day when we visited, but a peculiar chill came from nowhere, nipping at our bare arms.