The Road Less Traveled

Sachsenhausen camp

When we think of day trips, we usually think of light and fun and happy. We don’t think of concentration camps. When I arrived in Berlin for a few days, visiting a concentration camp was the last thing on my mind but the hostel my friends and I were staying at had an offer for a day trip to Oranienburg, the site of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp during the Holocaust. We knew it wouldn’t be the most pleasant day trip but we thought this was an opportunity that deserved our attention.

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