Heil, Sachsenhausen

Like many other songs written by the Polish political prisoner Aleksander Kulisiewicz in Sachsenhausen, 'Heil, Sachsenhausen' takes a sarcastic and cynical approach to depicting Nazism and the camp experience. Its primary object of satire is the Nazi idea of Rassenschande: a term that literally means 'race shame', and which refers to the supposed defilment of the 'Aryan' race through sexual relations with non-'Aryans'.