In April 2008 the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen opened its new permanent exhibition "Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp 1936-1945. Events and Developments". Located in the former prisoners' kitchen, the exhibition provides an overview of the history of the concentration camp. It is the main exhibition at the memorial site and prepares visitors for the exhibits they will encounter at various locations at the site. In April 2009 filmed interviews with contemporary witnesses were integrated into the exhibitions multimedia "Learning Center". The primary focus of the Learning Center is the presentation of personal memories and opinions of those who survived imprisonment at the camp. In their interviews the former prisoners answered basic questions which usually arise in the minds of most exhibition goers. What did the prisoners experience in their various forced-labour brigades? During the death march, was there ever a chance to escape? The former prisoners describe the reality of life in the concentration camp and other events they remember. The Learning Center takes the many personal perspectives into account and presents the interviews together with biographical information and scientific annotations.
Project directors: Astrid Ley, Markus Ohlhauser
Schedule and venue:
15 June 2008 - 31 Mar. 2009 Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten