One of the most torturous of sites at the Natzweiler-Struthof camp in France was "The Ravine of Death". It earned the appellation due to the brutal methods employed by camp staff during the construction of a road overlooking the camp. Rocks and earth were dug and transported by wheelbarrow, under the guard of the vicious prisoner functionaries who used shovels and pickaxe handles to beat the prisoners. Often, the inmates passed out due to the treatment or were sent sprawling into the electric fencing below. Any Häftling caught in the zone between the construction area and the fencing was invariably cut down by machine gun fire from one of the nearby watchtowers - with "attempted escape" registered in the official records. The attachments show an image from the Natzweiler-Struthof Museum of an artist's impression made from survivor testimonies and a contemporary view taken during a study visit.