Used as a recreation ground for local people from Oranienburg and patients from the lung sanatorium at Grabowsee.
Prisoners from Sachsenhausen concentration camp construct a 300 metre long firing range near Lehnitz-Schleuse for the SS. Witnesses report that many prisoners are chased outside of the cordoned area in which they work only to be shot 'on the run' by the SS.
The SS found their own company 'Deutsche Stein- und Erdwerke G.m.b.H' (DESt) and plan the construction of the brickworks in Oranienburg.
Prisoners belonging to the disciplinary 'brickwork unit' (Klinker kommando) construct the brickworks as a sub-camp of Sachsenhausen.
Material is loaded directly from the Hohenzollen canal. Construction of the harbour begins - many prisoners, mainly Sinti, Roma, Jehova's witnesses, homosexuals, Jews and Polish prisoners killed during its construction.
Albert Speer directs the SS to begin construction of a factory where prisoners are to process natural stone from SS quarries. The factory is never completed - instead of the planned large halls, only smaller temporary buildings are finished.
Mistakes in the technical process in the brick production as well as deficiencies in the construction of the buildings, lead the SS to order the demolition of large parts of the newly finished buildings. Start of construction of new buildings with the help of an expert in brick production. During the rebuilding, Erlengrund Marsh near Stintegraben is partially dried out and filled. During the work prisoners are chased into the moor where they were trapped and drowned. Not all of the bodies are recovered.
Work on the large hall for brick production, the smaller hall used as a maintenance workshop, the turbine hall and boiler house as well as the tracks to the clay quarry in Zehlendorf/Niederbarnim is completed.
10 barracks are constructed south east of the main hall to house the prisoners. The brickworks is now a completely independent sub-camp with its own camp commandant. Bodies of the prisoners are stored in a coal bunker before they are transported to the crematoria in the main camp.
Production begins in the bakery to supply the main camp, civilians and even the SS in Berlin with bread and pastries.
Construction of a laboratory in the brickworks.
Brickworks is renamed Großziegelei Oranienburg.
The brickworks is partly adapted to produce weapons. The process of recovering raw materials is relocated from Sachsenhausen to the natural stone processing works.
Around 200 homosexuals are murdered in the brickworks.
Completion of the bridge over the Hohenzollern canal.
Prisoners begin the production of grenades in the newly finished weapons factory. 10,000 grenades are produced daily in the middle of 1944.
The Heinkel-Werke GmbH move part of their works to the stone processing plant.
Camp commandant orders Heinrich Fresemann, head of the camp brickworks, to tip eight to ten tons of human ashes from the crematorium in Sachsenhausen into the Hohenzollern canal.
Brickworks and the natural stone processing plant are almost completely destroyed during an allied bombing raid. 200 prisoners are killed. Bodies and body parts are buried in the craters caused by the bombing.
SS leave the brickworks, the survivors are sent to Sachsenhausen. From Sachsenhausen they are marched in the direction of Lübeck, during the journey many prisoners are murdered or die of exhaustion.
The brickworks commandant is sentence to life imprisonment by a soviet military tribunal.
Ruins are blown up and flattened by soviet troops.
Land is given to the town of Oranienburg.
Land used by military.
A memorial plaque is mounted by the town of Oranienburg.
Bakery is closed.
Status of harbour changed to that of an industrial estate.
Havelbeton buy the harbour.
Victim's associations, survivors and historians publicise the history of the brickworks site and apply for a preservation order.
Shooting range is closed.
A fire destroys parts of the bakery.
The site of the brickworks, stone processing plant, bakery and the shooting range are protected as sites of special historical interest.
Working group 'brickworks' is founded to discuss the future of the site. County, district and town councils, memorial preservation, Havelbeton, victim's associations as well as others are all represented, Stiftung Brandenburgische Gendekstätten is responsible.
A work camp carries out clear up work and labels the building's foundations.
Remembrance ceremony is held at the harbour. Members of the french organisation Amicale, representing ex-prisoners from the brickworks and Speer units attend. Four information boards are erected as the beginnings of the historical park 'sub-camp brickworks'.
On behalf of the Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten, Michael Heurich, landscape architect and Kerstin Engelhardt, a historian, put forward plans for the future use of the site. The brickworks working group unanimously accept the plans.
During a work camp, young people label and document the brickwork's prisoner compound.
Oranienburg town council apply for funding according to the guidelines concerning the development of unused urban spaces from the Ministerium für Stadtentwicklung, Wohnen und Verkehr for the planning of the historical park.
Opening ceremony of the memorial site in the brickworks harbour. Havelbeton fund and construct the access path and the mounting of the memorial on the southern side of the harbour.
Oranienburg town council passes a resolution, marking as an aim, "the continued development of the historical park according to the plans developed by the Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten. Responsible for further planning is landscape architect Kai-Uwe John (Marwitz).
A group of figures are set up, designed by pupils of the Runge Gymnasium (school) in Oranienburg, together with the artist Stuart N.R. Wolfe.
Planungsbüro John present its concept for the landscaping of the historical park.
Oranienburg town council pass a resolution to build the 'historical park brickworks concentration camp'.
Potsdam's administrative court confirm the preservation order on the
The commercial interests of the SS
Planning the conversion of Berlin to 'Germania'
Forced labour in the brickworks death camp
How the land was used after 1945
Brickworks sub-camp: a chronological history