North East Germany & Berlin in September 2015
15 September 2015
Sachsenhausen Memorial, then on to Bad Doberan.
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. It is in Oranienburg a little to the north of Berlin.
The white gatehouse was the entrance to the camp.
I don’t think so….
Sachsenhausen, now minus most of the accommodation huts.
Each gravelled area shows were an accommodation hut was located.
The memorial constructed by the Soviets.
The execution pit with logs to help absorb the sound of the gunfire.
The crematorium memorial.
The remains of the crematorium.
What the crematorium ovens looked like.
In the back corner are the remains of a small room, a room which was the gas chamber.
Looking towards the gatehouse at Sachsenhausen.
Guard tower at Sachsenhausen.
This section of the mortuary was where the post mortems were carried out to “find the cause of death”.
The bodies were piled up here prior to final “disposal”.
On the left is the somewhat euphemistically named infirmary.
Just one example of the terrible things which happened in the infirmary.
Security at Sachsenhausen.
The remaining section of the jail at Sachsenhausen, being in here was even worse than the rest of the camp.
The remains of the rest of the camp jail.
Hut 38, the principle Jewish hut at Sachsenhausen.
Toilet facilities for the inmates.
A model of the site which was to have been vast, not all of it was built. The memorial occupies the semi-circular area in the middle.
Heiligendamm station on the Baltic coast.
Heiligendamm station on the 900mm gauge Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn, the Molli.
2-8-2t 99 2322 approaches Heiligendamm with the 16:36 from Bad Doberan to Kühlungsborn West.
900m gauge 99 2321, on the 16:35 from Kühlungsborn West, heads away from Heiligendamm with its train for Bad Doberan.
99 2321 on the outskirts of Bad Doberan with the 16:35 from Kühlungsborn West.
Chasing the train down Goethestrasse.
99 2321 sets off from Bad Doberan Stadtmitte on the final leg of its journey.
99 2321 in Bad Doberan.
Or, if you prefer, 99 2321 in colour.
Bad Doberan station, DB side, with the Molli facilities in the background.
A DB unit arrives at Bad Doberan with the 17:30 to Tessin, a train originating in Wismar.
99 2321 stands at Bad Doberan waiting for the points behind to be set.
99 2321 waits time at Bad Doberan with the 17:45 to Kühlungsborn West.
Bad Doberan is in the former East Germany. There are still a few Trabants around.
The Molli is rightly well known for the street running section in Bad Doberan. 99 2322 heads down Mollistrasse with the 17:35 from Kühlungsborn West.
99 2322 in Mollistrasse.
The train pauses at Stadtmitte on Mollistrasse.
The right away is given at Stadtmitte.
16 September 2015