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Newly found remnants of former Concentration Camp Gusen I were declared “Monument of the Month” in January 2017 by the Austrian Federal Authority for Monumental Protection (Bundesdenkmalamt – BDA) in Vienna.

Explorations of autumn 2016 have revealed the pavement of the former roll call square and the foundations of the former prisoners´ kitchen 57 meters long and 15 m wide. Furthermore a 6 meter high and very monumental supporting wall was explored in a 35 meter long section.

Gusen I was the second big concentration camp of the former Mauthausen-Gusen twin complex for which the SS bought land already in May 1938. Concentration camp inmates started work at Gusen also already in 1938. More than 1/3 of all concentration camp victims on Austrain soil refer to the former KZ Gusen system of concentration camps.

See also: Austrian Federal Authority for Monumental Protection

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Austrian filmmaker Andreas Sulzer discovered a second, previously unknown underground structure at St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria last week but Austrian authorities stopped any further exploration after getting proper notification by the Community of St. Georgen/Gusen.

This second, previously unknown subterranean object was located after extensive study of old Allied intelligence reports and it gives once more further prove that the underground world of KZ Gusen II (St. Georgen) might be much more bigger than the currently known “Bergkristall” system with nearly 50.000 square meters of bomb-proof production area at the end of World War II.

Sulzer discovered a first, previously unknown octagonal underground structure already in December 2013. But also this object did not receive appropriate attention by the Austrian state authorities up to now.

Read more in: The Sunday TimesThe Jerusalem Post, or The Washinton Post

Listen to this very interesting discussion on: VoiceAmerica

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