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Mauthausen Concentration Camp
KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen
Mauthausen Memorial
48.256924° N, 14.501417° E
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Erinnerungsstrasse 1, A-4310 Mauthausen

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  • History

    by Holly Hayes
    May 9, 2013

    Mauthausen Concentration Camp was established on August 8, 1938, and liberated on May 5, 1945 by the US Army. Unlike many other concentration camp systems, Mauthausen was used mostly for extermination of the educated people and members of the higher classes in countries occupied by Germany during World War II. Originally, the largest group of inmates consisted of German socialists, homosexuals and Roma. This was the first group to be executed in the gas chambers, early in 1942. With them came some female matrons. Also, the inmates were used for slave labor at nearby farms. continue reading →

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    May 9, 2013

    The village of Mauthausen is very beautiful in its own right and is often visited for its medieval architecture. Overshadowing its attractiveness, however, is the concentration camp and extermination center located about 3km (2 miles) northwest of the village. The camp was declared a national monument in 1949, and often schoolchildren are brought here and taught what went on in this notorious camp. You are also led down the infamous "Stairway of Death," which the prisoners took on their last walk. continue reading →

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Bibliography of Mauthausen Concentration Camp

  1. Michael Berenbaum. “Mauthausen.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Web.
  2. Official Website of Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Web. Official website.
  3. Goyer, Tricia and Tricia Goyer. Night Song: A Story of Sacrifice (Novel). Moody Publishers. 2004. Print.
  4. Haunschmied, Rudolf A.. St. Georgen-Gusen-Mauthausen: Concentration Camp Mauthausen Reconsidered. BoD. 2008. Print.

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Holly Hayes
October 8, 2013
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