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Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital

Haunting Remains of Nazi Sanatorium: Beelitz-Heilstätten

Lucie Vojvodíková

Author: Lucie Vojvodíková,

Published: 11. 3. 2016 | Updated: 21. 10. 2021PrintSend by email

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Due to the need of proper lung treatment during the tubercolosis contagion, a hospital in Heilstätten was built in late 1800s. Today, the remains represents a testimony of how time can be merciless.

A complex of buildings grown through with trees, ruined walls and ages unused debris of hospital facilities can be found in Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital. It was much easier to treat lung diseases in here as the building is located outside of the city. Later in 1940s, it served as a recovery sanatorium for German soldiers during WWI and WWII. Even the leader Adolf Hitler was treated here with an injured foot. Not to mention that during the Nazi reign it was also used as cage for all sorts of inhuman experiments. 

Though various sign around the premises warn and forbid the entry, curious tourists and artists come all the time.

Fun fact in conclusion: A famous movie ''The Pianist'' was shot in here.

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Empty room, Beelitz-Heilstätten HospitalEmpty room, Beelitz-Heilstätten HospitalFoto:



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