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Schacht Georgi, ehem. KZ

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    Who wants to know more about history:
    In 1942, when the Allied troops bombarded German cities, the search for safe locations for armaments production and the storage of valuable cultural goods began. The mines of the Georgischacht offered themselves for this. The oldest science academy in Germany, the Halle Leopoldina, began storing its library holdings in the summer of 1943. In connection with the underground establishment of workshops of the army ammunition facility, even mining excavations were necessary. Around 2,400 prisoners from the Wansleben subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp set up in Wansleben manufactured various spare parts for the Air Force and ammunition accessories here.

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  • Elevation110 m