In the autumn of 1944, Dora and its neighbouring subcamps were consolidated in Mittelbau Concentration Camp, whose forty individual camps formed a network which had spread throughout the Harz Mountains by the war’s end. The majority of the inmates were assigned to gruelling forced labour in the construction of tunnel facilities for underground aircraft factories. By April 1945 the SS had deported more than sixty thousand persons to Mittelbau Concentration Camp from all over Europe. At least twenty thousand of them died.
This volume documents the permanent exhibition on the camp’s history presented at Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial. It places Mittelbau-Dora in the context of the »Total War« and provides information not only on the inmates, but also on the perpetrators, profiteers and spectators in the camps’ environs.
Jens-Christian Wagner, geb. 1966, war Geschäftsführer der Stiftung niedersächsische Gedenkstätten und Leiter der Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen. Seit Mai 2020 ist er Direktor der Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora.
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