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It is hard to imagine anything worse than being thrown into a concentration camp. But even in Mauthausen there was a deeper hell, an isolation unit. Here, in what was already the end of the line, there was another, deeper hell; the end of the line at the end of the line. If one broke the camp’s often absurd rules, he could very well have been be thrown into the bunker. Several prominent European political leaders were kept in permanent incommunicado in this place. The Nazi government revealed itself a criminal regime, lead and followed by criminals, by designating these innocent people criminals, and subjecting them to barbarously inhuman treatment..