St. Georgen-Gusen-Mauthausen

St. Georgen - Gusen - Mauthausen

This Basic study supplements the narrative of KZ Mauthausen with widely unknown details of St. Georgen/Gusen and KZ Gusen I, II & III.

ST. GEORGEN-GUSEN-MAUTHAUSEN – Concentration Camp Mauthausen Reconsidered is a new study and research guidline, by GMC members

  • Rudolf A. Haunschmied,
  • Jan-Ruth Mills, and
  • Siegi Witzany-Durda

that covers more than twenty years of intensive research on unknown aspects of the history of the KZ Gusen I, II & III concentration camp and SS intallations at St. Georgen/Gusen that were also essential to the Operation of the Mauthausen twin camp.

Forewords were given by:

  • Pierre Serge Choumoff (Paris)
  • Henry Friedlander (New York)
  • Dusan Stefancic (Ljubljana), President of the International Mauthausen Committee (IMC)

Using numerous previously unpublished, original-source documents, this comprehensive study highlights the widely forgotten and neglected economic and administrative links between Mauthausen Concentration Camp complex and its key installations at St. Georgen and Gusen.

Along with new archival material, the book supplements the accepted historical narrative of Concentration Camp Mauthausen with information from local sources, survivors, and liberators. Special focus on the SS infrastructure at St. Georgen and Gusen reveals heretofore unknown aspects of the history of the concentration camps and the Holocaust in general.

Supplementing the history of World War II and the SS´s strategic involvement in German war production during the final phase of the war, this study corrects inaccuracies about German aircraft production caused by over-reliance on the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS). Special emphasis is given to joint ventures of the Waffen-SS with Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG and Messerschmitt GmbH Regensburg which resulted in the realization of a top secret, technologically advanced underground plant for the serial production of Me-262 jet planes in St. Georgen.

Also discussed in depth for the first time is the chaotic result of General Patton’s failure to prepare for the liberation and occupation of the St. Georgen-Gusen-Mauthausen complex prior to Soviet occupation.

The Market Community of St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria, the Province of Upper Austria, and the Gusen Memorial Committee sponsored this publication; proceeds support the international commemorative and research endeavors of the Gusen Memorial Committee (GMC).

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