Monday, June 3, 2013

Mauthausen Concentration Camp

    On our way form Vienna to Salzburg, we stopped at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. It was built in 1938 to supply slave labor for the Wiener Graben stone quarry.

Some slaves hacked into the stone and others hauled the 110 pound pieces up the 186 steps. 

The hospital where many awful medical experiments took place. 

Wailing Wall with commemorative plaques. 

The camp was taken over by the 41st Reconnaissance Squadron from the U.S. 11th Armored Division, but by that time it had been evacuated. 

Over 200,000 prisoner were incarcerated in the Mauthausen complex. Only about 80,000 survivors. 

We must never forget what happened here and in Concentration Camps all over Europe. I pray that there will never be another time in history like this again. God have mercy on us.  

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