Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Inmates developed access road to the camp. Driven brutally and mercilessly by the SS, from mid-1938 until late-autumn 1939, prisoners had to extend an approximately five-kilometer link from the Weimar-Ramsla state road to the concentration camp on the route of an old Waldchaussee. The inmates called her "blood road." Part of the concrete road is original. Source: buchenwald.de/569
January 1, 2019
The Blutstraße - built by prisoners from 1938 to 1939 - leads from here to the former Buchenwald concentration camp on the Ettersberg near the city of Weimar. The Weimar-Buchenwald railway line ran parallel to the Blutstraße. In 1943, prisoners also built the 10 km long route in just 3 months. Today the old tracks are covered with earth. At Buchenwald station, some of the old rails have been exposed again - as a memento.
October 18, 2020
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