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"Blood Road" / „Blutstraße” Marker - English image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
"Blood Road" / „Blutstraße” Marker - English
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — "Blood Road" / „Blutstraße”
Access to Buchenwald Concentration Camp was initially gained by way of a narrow forest road which had served traffic over Ettersberg Mountain for centuries. Its reconstruction as an eight-metre-wide concrete road began in the summer of 1938. The . . . — Map (db m76930) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — "Goethe's Oak" / „Goethe-Eiche”
Position of the "Goethe's Oak" ———————— Standort der „Goethe-Eiche” ———————— [French and Russian text not translated] — Map (db m76562) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Barrack / Barackebuilt after 1945 / nach 1945
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 . . . — Map (db m76521) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — British and Canadian Military Victims of Buchenwald
In honour of the memory of the members of the British and Canadian Forces murdered in Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The lives of four British patriots were saved by the solidarity of German antifascists. They were all imprisoned in Block 17. . . . — Map (db m76558) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Bulgarian Political Prisoners / Bulgarische politische Häftlinge
Memorial stone (placed) 1970 The translation of the Cyrillic inscription reads: Block 45 Bulgarian political prisoners of the concentration camps. From the Dachau, Radeberg, Buchenwald camps. Former students from Dresden and Bratislava. . . . — Map (db m76730) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Camp Fence and the Watchtowers 3, 4 and 5, April 1945Lagerzaun und Wachtürme 3, 4 und 5, April 1945
[Title is text] ———————— [French and Russian text not transcribed] — Map (db m76920) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Camp Headquarters / Lagerkommandanturbuilt in 1937 / erbaut 1937 — Fragment of the central part / Fragment des Mittelteils
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 . . . — Map (db m76529) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Camp Road / Lagerstraße
Camp road between blocks (stone barracks), SS photograph, 1943 ————————— Lagerstraße zwischen Steinblocks, SS-Foto 1943 ————————— . . . — Map (db m76729) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Crematorium / Krematoriumbuilt 1940-1942 / erbaut 1940-1942
In view of the growing numbers of dead, the SS had a crematorium built in 1940 and extended in 1942. The company Topf & Söhne from Erfurt, developed and delivered the crematorium ovens. About 1,110 people were strangled in the Corpse Cellar. . . . — Map (db m76539) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Depot / Kammergebäudebuilt in 1939/40 • erbaut 1939/40
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 . . . — Map (db m76565) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Dog Compound / Hundezwinger
Dog compound of the SS military command headquarters, built in 1938 ———————— Hundezwinger des SS-Kommandanturstabes, erbaut 1938 ———————— . . . — Map (db m76927) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Ernst Thälmann
Eternal Glory The great son of the German people, the leader the German working class Ernst Thälmann on 18th August 1944 at this point of fascism was murdered ———————— Ewiger . . . — Map (db m76540) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Female Victims of Buchenwald
No one said farewell No one erected a cross or a stone but they live as long as people remember the more than 27,000 women and girls from over 30 countries who in 1944 and 1945 were detainees in 27 outside sub-camps of Buchenwald . . . — Map (db m76557) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Gate building / Torgebäude
Title is text [French and Russian text not translated] — Map (db m76531) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Guard Path of the SS Guard DetailPostenweg der SS-Wachmannschaften
Measuring three kilometres in length, the asphalt-covered guard path was an important element of the concentration camp surveillance system. At night, after the SS had left the camp, guards patrolled between the twenty-two watchtowers located . . . — Map (db m76921) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Inmates' Laundry and "Goethe Oak"Häftlingswäscherei und „Goethe-Eiche" — Photograph, June 1944 / Foto Juni 1944
Photo taken secretly by the French inmate Georges Angeli ———————— Insgeheim von dem französischen Häftling Georges Angeli aufgenommen ———————— . . . — Map (db m76559) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Inmates’ living quarters / Häftlingsunterkünfte
photograph, April 1945 / Foto April 1945 [French and Russian text not transcribed] — Map (db m76537) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Jewish Memorial / Jüdisches Mahnmal
[Title is text - French and Russian text not transcribed] “So that the generation to come might know, the children, yet to be born, that they too may rise and declare to their children.” (Psalm 78:6) — Map (db m80867) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — National Buchenwald MemorialNationale Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Buchenwald
Die vernichtung des Nazismus mit seinen wurzeln ist unsere losung Der aufbau einer neuen welt des friedens und der freiheit ist unser ziel ———————— The destruction of Nazism and its roots . . . — Map (db m76953) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten
In October 1939, 2098 Polish patriots came to this special camp. 1650 died in 5 months. 123 were locked in a barbed wire cage where after 12 days they froze and starved to death. They suffered and died for the freedom of Poland. . . . — Map (db m76538) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Sinti and Roma Memorial / Sinti und Roma Denkmal
Memorial to murdered Sinti and Romany Gypsies ———————— Denkmal für die ermordete Sinti und Roma ———————— [French and Russian text not . . . — Map (db m76813) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Soviet Prisoners of War / Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene
Site of the camp for Soviet prisoners of war, 1941-1945 ———————— Gelände des lagers für sowjetische Kriegsgefangene, 1941-1945 . . . — Map (db m76862) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Soviet Prisoners of War MemorialSowjetische Kriegsgefangene Denkmal
Block 1 • 7 • 13 • 19 • 25 • 30 Lager sowjetischer kriegsgefangener. Allem völkerrecht zum hohn wurden sowjetische soldaten in Buchenwald gefangengehalten. Neben schwerster arbeit wurden sie grausam gequalt und viele starben. trotz . . . — Map (db m76865) HM WM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — SS Guard Detachment BarracksKaserne der SS-Wachmannschaften
The barracks of the SS guard detachment, built in 1937/38 Temporary infirmary, April/May 1945 On April 15, 1945, the 120th Evacuation Hospital of the 3rd United States Army arrived in Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Their mission was to . . . — Map (db m76929) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — SS Guard Detail Splinter Protection TrenchSplitterschutzgraben der SS-Wachmannschaften
[Title is text] ———————— [French and Russian text not transcribed] — Map (db m76916) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Stake and Cart / Pfahl und Karren(reconstruction) / (Rekonstruktion)
Means of punishment and work ———————— Straf- und Arbeitsmittel ———————— [French and Russian text not transcribed] — Map (db m76556) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Storage Cellar / Vorratskeller
Storage cellar of the inmates' kitchen, built in 1938/39 ———————— Vorratskeller der Häftlingsküche, erbaut 1938/39 ———————— [French and . . . — Map (db m76560) HM

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