Mauthausen Memorial

Mauthausen Memorial information

Location
Mauthausen , Austria
Address
Erinnerungsstrasse 1
More information
www.mauthausen-memorial.at
Prices
adult/child/family €2/1/4.80
Opening hours
9am-5.30pm
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Nowadays Mauthausen is an attractive small town on the north bank of the Danube east of Linz, but its status as a quarrying centre prompted the Nazis to site <strong>KZ Mauthausen</strong> concentration camp here. Prisoners were forced into slave labour in the granite quarry and many died on the so-called <em>Todesstiege</em> (stairway of death) leading from the quarry to the camp. Some 100,000 prisoners died or were executed in the camp between 1938 and 1945.