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From Wed Aug 23 00:56:46 PDT 1995
Article: 9188 of
From: (Jürgen Heckenthaler)
Subject: SS and OT
Date: 21 Aug 1995 18:10:41 GMT
Organization: Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany
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I am doing a research about subcamps of Gross-Rosen. These camps were
situated in Lower Silesia, near the former german town
"Waldenburg". The camps were formed to a campgroup called "Riese"
(Giant) and ruled by the SS and the "Organisation Todt" (OT). The
people in the camps, around 15.000 forced labourers, mainly hungarian
jews, had to dig tunnels to prepare the site for another headquarter
for Hitler.It was one of the biggest building-projects during the
years 1943 and 1945 in Germany and it was top-secret. The intelligence
services of the Allies couldn`t find out about the site, although they
knew about its existence
I am looking for any material referring to the project. Original
german files, eyewitness-accounts of former inmates of the camps or
anything else, which could be another stone in the mosaic.  Camps,
which belonged to the group, were: Eule, Erlenbusch, Falkenberg,
Hausdorf?, Jauernig?, Laerche, Doernhau, Wuestegiersdorf,
Wuestewaltersdorf, Saeuferwassergraben, Tannhausen, Schotterwerk,

Thank you for any help

Juergen Heckenthaler, Universitaet Muenster, Germany

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