Hallowed ground

Lane, Charles
January 1995
New Republic;1/2/95, Vol. 212 Issue 1, p42
Emphasizes the need to reveal the truth about the events that took place at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany and to preserve the place as a memorial. Details on the atrocities committed by the Nazis and communists on prisoners at the camp; Efforts of the East German authorities to obscure the truth about the camp; Estimate on the number of people who died or interned at the camp; Demand of organizations that represent German ex-prisoners of the Soviets for recognition equal to that of Nazi camp victims; Difference between the circumstances faced by the Jewish and Germans prisoners; Cost of rehabilitating Sachsenhausen for memorial purposes; Historian who is leading the efforts to raise funds to preserve the place.


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