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

Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur

built in 1937 / erbaut 1937

 

—Fragment of the central part / Fragment des Mittelteils —

 
Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
1. Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur Marker
Inscription.

Camp Headquarters was the office of the camp commandants Karl Koch (1937-1941) and Hermann Pister (1942-1945) and of the commandant's staff. The wooden barrack of the adjutant's office originally formed the western wing of the building. The extensions were built at the beginning of the 1950s.

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Sitz der Lagerkommandanten Karl Koch (1937-1941) und Hermann Pister (1942-1945) und des Kommandanturstabes. Den westlichen Flügel bildete ursprünglich die Holzbaracke der Adjutantur. Die Anbauten erfolgten Anfang der 50er Jahre.
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[French and Russian text not transcribed]
 
Erected by Buchenwald Memorial Foundation.
 
Location. 51° 1.241′ N, 11° 14.983′ E. Marker is in Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia, in Weimarer Land Kreis (District). Touch 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. Barrack / Baracke (within shouting distance of this marker); Dog Compound / Hundezwinger
Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
2. Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gate building / Torgebäude (within shouting distance of this marker); Inmates’ living quarters / Häftlingsunterkünfte (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten (about 120 meters away); Crematorium / Krematorium (about 150 meters away); Ernst Thälmann (about 150 meters away); SS Guard Detachment Barracks (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buchenwald Memorial.
 
More about this marker. Marker and building are about 75 meters SSE of the entrance to the former concentration camp.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buchenwald Memorial Official Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buchenwald in USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Buchenwald: History & Overview. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Buchenwald Concentration Camp. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Image of Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur on Marker image. Click for full size.
By German SS, 1943
3. Image of Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandantur on Marker

 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, World II
 
View of Buchenwald Concentration Camp Entrance from Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
4. View of Buchenwald Concentration Camp Entrance from Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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