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Bunker - Camp Prison

 

The camp prison, the so-called bunker, was built during the new construction of the camp in 1937/38 and replaced earlier prison buildings.

 

It was used above all to punish prisoners and to extort confessions.

 

Also imprisoned here in the last few years of the war were some of the so-called special prisoners who as hostages were provided with better conditions. In February 1945, Georg Elser, who had attempted to assassinate Hitler, became one of these special prisoners; the SS murdered him shortly before liberation.

 

Today, first-hand accounts from bunker prisoners are to be found in the individual cells.

 

 

 

 

View into the passageway of the bunker

 

This photo shows the cell wing of the bunker and was taken immediately after liberation.

 

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