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  1. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the...

    The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen-Gusen camps is marked today. From yesterday, visiting the site is again possible, although the buildings remain closed. The memorial continues...
  2. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    I appreciate your kind words and sentiment Greg,...

    I appreciate your kind words and sentiment Greg, thank you.

    Carl
  3. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Link to a new thread addressing the liberation...

    Link to a new thread addressing the liberation anniversary events taking place today:

    https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/konzentrationslagers/never-number-forever-human-731749/#post1962175
  4. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Today, May 5th, marks the anniversary of the...

    Today, May 5th, marks the anniversary of the liberation of the majority of the camps within the Mauthausen camp system. US forces liberated virtually the entire camp complex on 5th May 1945 - the...
  5. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Two postal items related to the former Gusen...

    Two postal items related to the former Gusen camps:

    1) A letter written by a Polish teenager imprisoned at the camp. The letter content includes typical generic phrases such as thanks to relatives...
  6. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    The Gusen crematorium is currently closed due to...

    The Gusen crematorium is currently closed due to safeguarding measures, part of the restoration plan for the exhibition. March/April should see the exhibition open again.
  7. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Thank you Leon. Below is an additional view of...

    Thank you Leon. Below is an additional view of the remains of one of the former structures at Gusen-II. This foundation is all that is left of the former SS shelter that was located just outside the...
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    Thanks again for your kind words gents. And...

    Thanks again for your kind words gents.

    And thank you to Dom for adding the period images, always a welcome augmentation.
  9. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Gusen-II The former site, nowadays a...

    Gusen-II

    The former site, nowadays a residential area. In the background, the Kellerbau tunnel system was established within the hills.
  10. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Memorials

    Memorials
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    Crematorium - the modern museum stands on the...

    Crematorium - the modern museum stands on the site of the crematorium facility, with the ovens located just outside of the visitor centre. Traces of the structure are visible through a viewing area...
  12. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Häftlingsbordell - shortly after Himmler's order...

    Häftlingsbordell - shortly after Himmler's order of establishment of the first camp brothel in spring 1942, Gusen had its own created. This building was the location were 10 women - brought from...
  13. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Quarry - located near to the camp, the site of...

    Quarry - located near to the camp, the site of the exploitation of many thousands of Gusen prisoners.
  14. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    Jourhaus - the original main entrance building,...

    Jourhaus - the original main entrance building, now a private home. The former archway can still be seen from the rear of the property.
  15. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    SS Administration - two remaining buildings, one...

    SS Administration - two remaining buildings, one of which is shown below, are located near to the site of the detention camp. These structures were used to accommodate the administration offices of...
  16. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    The first image above shows the memorial museum...

    The first image above shows the memorial museum visitor centre - modelled on the "stone crusher" facility located near to the granite quarry nearby.

    Below, prisoner blocks 6-8 - unusually rebuilt...
  17. Thread: The Gusen Camps

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    The Gusen Camps

    Although the name Mauthausen is well known throughout the world, outside of those who study the Holocaust there are few who have even heard of the Gusen Konzentrationslagers, despite their direct...
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