Mauthausen

Mauthausen Parachute Jump

Often Prisoners were made to run up and down the stairs till most were dead. Sometimes the remaining ones would be made to jump off the top of the quarry. SS humor coined it "the...

Mauthausen Ghosts of Time

On receiving a large block of marble from the quarry at Cararra, Michelangelo remarked that the sculpture he planned already existed within. All he had to do was take away what wasn’t necessary.Here, near...

Mauthausen Experiments – The Dissecting Table

Among many other speudo-scientific “experiments”, SS doctors removed organs from living people, bottled and stored them on shelves in the dissecting room. They skinned prisoners with interesting tattoos and sold them as book covers, gloves,...

Mauthausen Stairs of Death – Wiener Graben

Prisoners were forced to climb the 186 steps of the Wiener Graben with large blocks of granite on their backs. Often the blocks would fall, crushing limbs and bodies of those following, sometimes killing.The...

Mauthausen After – It’s So Quiet Now

Six thousand souls waited in this courtyard for 24 hours. In the end, about 140 of them were dead. Photo credit: Franz Amicale Collection, USHMM Photo Archives Date: Jul 1941< Mauthausen Experiments | Mauthausen Commandant>Mauthausen Map – Home | Introduction | Credits

Mauthausen Wailing Wall

New arrivals at the “Klagemauer” (wailing wall) after a week long trip in open railway cars. Date: 1943-1944 Photo credit: National Archives, USHMM Photo ArchivesNewly arrived prisoners were subjected to an initiation ritual: standing at attention...

Mauthausen Gas Chamber

Take pause from your busy life for just a few moments and try to imagine what it must have been like to know this was the last room you would ever be in or...

Mauthausen Window into Oblivion

This window looks into the the hall at one end of the bunker, the isolation unit.If the Mauthausen camp was the end of the line, this cell block was the end of the line...

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