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Buchenwald Memorial in Weimarer Land Kreis (District), Thuringia, Germany
 

Depot / Kammergebäude

built in 1939/40 • erbaut 1939/40

 
 
Depot / Kammergebäude Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
1. Depot / Kammergebäude Marker
Inscription.

This depot as used by the SS to store the civilian clothing and personal possessions of the inmates, as well as the uniforms, shoes and metal eating utensils used in the camp. The inmates were sent by the tens of thousands from the railway station through the camp gate to the disinfection building and the depot. Most of them then landed in the "Little Camp", to be sent on from there to one of the arms production commandos. There were thousands of adolescents and children among them. One of the youngest, a four-year-old Jewish boy from Poland, was hidden here by political prisoners. Over 900 others survived in the children's barracks No. 8 and 66.
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In diesem Depot ließ die SS die zivile Bekleidung und Habseligkeiten (Effekten) der Häftlinge sowie die im Lager verwendete Häftlingskleidung, Schuhe und Blechgeschirr einlagern. Zehntausende Menschen wurden vom Bahnhof durch das Lagertor zur Desinfektion und in das Kammergebäude getrieben. Die meisten mußten den Weg in das Kleine Lager und in eines der Rüstungskommandos antreten. Unter ihnen waren auch Tausende von Jugendlichen und Kindern. Einer der Jüngsten, ein vierjähriger polnischer jüdischer Junge, wurde hier von politischen Häftlingen versteckt. Über 900 andere überlebten in den Kinderbaracken 8 und 66.
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[French
Depot / Kammergebäude and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
2. Depot / Kammergebäude and Marker
and Russian text not translated]
 
Erected by Buchenwald Memorial Foundation.
 
Location. 51° 1.409′ N, 11° 15.094′ E. Marker is in Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia, in Weimarer Land Kreis (District). Click for map. Follow the signs. Site is approximately 10 km NW of Weimar, off Blutstraße, west of Ettersburger Straße (L1054). Marker is in this post office area: Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia 99427, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Road / Lagerstraße (a few steps from this marker); Bulgarian Political Prisoners / Bulgarische politische Häftlinge (within shouting distance of this marker); "Goethe's Oak" / „Goethe-Eiche” (within shouting distance of this marker); Inmates' Laundry and "Goethe Oak" (within shouting distance of this marker); Storage Cellar / Vorratskeller (within shouting distance of this marker); British and Canadian Military Victims of Buchenwald (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Female Victims of Buchenwald (about 120 meters away); Stake and Cart / Pfahl und Karren (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Buchenwald Memorial.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buchenwald Memorial Official Site. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buchenwald in USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Buchenwald: History & Overview. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Buchenwald Concentration Camp. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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