6etween 1936 and 1945 Sachsenhausen was used to train concentration camp com-mandants ‘SS soldiers end to experiment on the concentration camp system. The concept behind the Sochsenhausen Memorial won lirst prize at an international competition in 1998. It im$ to I ’ustrate the narrowing reality of the camp and its totalitarian geometry without engulfing visitors In information. instead enabling them to arrive at their own conclusions As such, it provides a dignified memorial that encourages ntense reflection. The abstract shell shrouding the remains of the furnaces emphasizes the f’ODctess-ness of the prisoners’ srtuation.

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