Prisoners of Sachsenhausen at forced labor.
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Concentration Camps, 1933–39

During the Nazi regime, thousands of Germans were detained or confined. The conditions were usually harsh and there was no regard to the legal norms of arrest and imprisonment of a constitutional democracy.

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