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A booklet of photographs from the Sachsenhausen death camp

Opening price: $200

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KZ Sachsenhausen- A unique booklet of harsh photographs from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Berlin. Eight photographs depicted on their backs in print in four languages - German, Russian, French, and English. Published by ACHT POSTKARTEN PHOTOS - 1940s. On the cover is an illustration of a large spider with the SS emblem on its back, weaving its strings around the camp.

In the photographs: prisoners in forced labor in the excavations, the gallows which was used to kill prisoners, the crematorium in the camp, an aerial view of the wooden barracks, the famous photograph showing the liberators next to the inmates at the entrance to the camp, and others.On the inside of the booklet is a detailed description of the camp, its structure, how it was operated, and the number of those who perished in it.

The Sachsenhausen concentration camp was the main concentration camp for the Berlin area during the Nazi regime. It was established in the Sachsenhausen district of the city of Oranienburg, a northern suburb of Berlin, as one of three concentration camps set up at the time in Germany for opponents of the Nazi regime (along with Dachau and Buchenwald). From April to June 1941 SS physician Dr. Friedrich conducted a selection of camp inmates, sorting out dead and sick inmates as part of an operation to expand the T4 - Authentication program and apply it to camp inmates who were too weak to work. The prisoners sorted to death were transferred to Sonnenstein, a center where physically and mentally disabled people were systematically gassed by SS doctors. The camp operated as a Nazi concentration camp between 1936 and 1945, and it is estimated that close to one hundred thousand people were killed in the camp out of about two hundred thousand prisoners imprisoned there.

Folder: 9.5x14 cm. Photographs: 14x9 cm. Very good condition.

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65. A booklet of photographs from the Sachsenhausen death camp