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

Barrack / Baracke

built after 1945 / nach 1945

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
1. Barrack / Baracke Marker
Inscription.  

This barrack has been mistaken for the seat of the "Political Department" for a long time.

"Political Department" was the name of the Gestapo branch office (secret state police) located in a wooden barrack behind this building and destroyed during the air-raid in August 1944.
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Lange fãlschlich für den Sitz der „Politischen Abteilung” gehalten.

Die Zweigstelle der Geheimen Staatspolizei (Gestapo), Politische Abteilung genannt, befand sich in einer Holzbaracke hinter diesem Gebäude und wurde im August 1944 beim Luftangriff zerstört.
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[French and Russian text not transcribed]
 
Erected by Buchenwald Memorial Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 51° 1.239′ N, 11° 15.005′ E. Marker is in Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia, in Weimarer Land Kreis (District). Follow the signs.
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
2. Barrack / Baracke and Marker
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Site is approximately 10 km NW of Weimar, off Blutstraße, west of Ettersburger Straße (L1054). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia 99427, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur (within shouting distance of this marker); Dog Compound / Hundezwinger (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Gate building / Torgebäude (about 90 meters away); Inmates’ living quarters / Häftlingsunterkünfte (about 120 meters away); Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten (about 120 meters away); Crematorium / Krematorium (about 120 meters away); Ernst Thälmann (about 150 meters away); Stake and Cart / Pfahl und Karren (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buchenwald Memorial.
 
More about this marker. Marker and building are about 100 meters SE of the entrance to the former concentration camp.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buchenwald Memorial Official Site. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buchenwald in USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Buchenwald: History & Overview. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Buchenwald Concentration Camp. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Barrack / Baracke image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
3. Barrack / Baracke
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 328 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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