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The Johann Gruber Association offers a comprehensive box with educational material about the former KZ Gusen concentration camps and the awareness-region St. Georgen-Gusen-Mauthausen since early February 2015. This DENK.STATT Box is intended to support teachers in the Mauthausen-Gusen specific Holocaust education of students older than fourteen years. Furthermore it should support educational projects with youngsters that have already left secondary school or Projects in adult´s education. The box is available for rent at:

  • Medienverleih der Diözese Linz, E-Mail: medienverleih@dioezese-linz.at
  • Education Group Linz, E-Mail: office@edugroup.at
  • Municipality of St. Georgen/Gusen: michlmayr@st-georgen-gusen.ooe.gv.at

Questions about this new educational tool can be addressed to Mr. Herrn Bernhard Mühleder via E-Mail: Bernhard.muehleder@gmx.at or phone: ++43 699 8171 8875.

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Filmmaker Andreas Sulzer presented his research findings about previously unknown underground structures in the vicinity of the former KZ Gusen II “Bergkristall” underground plant at St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria to Austrian authorities on November 5, 2014 at distirct headquaters at Perg, Austria. The documents shall now be verivied by an international team of experts under the guidance of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on the Effects of War, Graz, Austria.

Listen to a LIFERADIO interview with Andreas Sulzer and Prof. Karner of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Graz at the following link: http://www.liferadio.at/uploads/mp3/757973_LIFERADIO.mp3

Read a newspaper article about the presentation at: http://derstandard.at/2000007778493/Internationale-Kommission-soll-Licht-in-NS-Stollen-bringen

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First German national television network ARD revealed in its new documentary “Adel ohne Skrupel (Aristocracy without Scruples)” new details about economic links between the Guelph Family and concentration camps like Wels, Grein, or Gusen II. Besides other topics, the documentary focuses on the former companies Porr AG and Flugzeug- und Metallbauwerke Wels (Aircraft and Metal Construction Plant Wels) that were owned by the Guelph´s during World War II and that were also involved in the construction and operation of the huge “Bergkristall” underground plant of KZ Gusen II at St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria. GMC members Dusan Stefancic and Rudolf A. Haunschmied were interviewed along with this production. Also illustrations from the GMC study “St. Georgen-Gusen-Mauthausen – Concentration Camp Mauthausen Reconsidered” were used.

The documentary can be seen until August 25, 2014 via the following link: http://www.daserste.de/information/reportage-dokumentation/dokus/videos/die-story-im-ersten-adel-ohne-skrupel-100.html

The official website of this documentary can be found via the following link: http://www.ndr.de/kultur/geschichte/chronologie/Welfen-in-der-Nazizeit,welfen134.html

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