The children's hospital in Bad Sachsa consisted of seven wooden houses that were built in 1935/36 in a vast, remote valley in the Harz Mountains, not far from the former border between East and West Germany. In 1944, all the children of the July 20 attackers who had attempted to assasinate Adolf Hitler, were interned there. In 1945 a Dresden pediatrician fled there with 146 orphans from the bombing war.
After the war, the local deaconesses turned the sanatorium for tubercular children into a children's hospital.
Several buildings were added in the 1960s and 1970s; among others a modern hopital ward, a nurses dormitory, a gym and a swimming pool. After the German unification, it was no longer profitable and was shut down.
In 2019, most of the old buildings have been demolished to make room for a vacation par including campgrounds and various other facilities.
Visited: August 6, 2018
Location: Bad Sachsa, Germany