Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
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We seek to provide a tour that does justice to a complex and difficult history by placing Sachsenhausen in the broader context of the entire camp system, the Holocaust and Germany’s post-war grappling with the crimes of the Nazi period.
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Dennis, on the contrary, was excellent. Always comfortable and approachable whilst explaining the horrific events that had happened there and also managing to produce the occasional, appropriate light hearted moment to keep the tour from being too morose, it was pitched superbly. He explained at the beginning he was a history student and you could tell, the tour never feeling like a script but a display of his passion for the subject. His use of explaining the story of someone who was a prisoner there throughout the tour made the events that happened at the camp much easier to process and gave it an authenticity that's difficult to achieve with just facts and figures.
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However, when it comes to logistics, the tour wasn't successful at all. First, it was entirely based on public transportation, meaning we had to rush from spot to spot to make the next tram/bus/train and had very little time in each attraction to absorb the beauty of the town.
Second, the tour was much shorter than advertised. The ad (and the booking) said it would be 6 hours long. In reality, we met in Berlin at 9:45, left at 9:55 (without two group members, but that's a whole different story), and finished the tour in Potsdam at 15:00. My math gives me 5 hours and change, not including the (self-governed) ride back to Berlin. I don't know where the extra hour went, but we would have made good use of it - for example in longer stops, photo ops, tours inside at least one of the free-entry palaces, etc.
All in all, the content of the tour was OK, but the organization was amateur at best.
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Tour operated by: Original Hamburg Walks