Ebensee Concentration Camp
General and historic information
In November 1943, a satellite camp of Concentration Camp Mauthausen was built in the vicinity of Ebensee for armament storage. Thousands of prisoners dug huge tunnels for the installation of a crude oil distillation and tank production facility.
The tunnel work was hard and the prisoners were not only treated brutally, but lacked food and supplies. By the time of the liberation, more than 8,500 prisoners had died of hunger, malnutrition or sickness. The Ebensee sub-camp was liberated by American forces on May 6th, 1945.
Burghauptmannschaft Österreich – Departments in charge:
Building Management Department 403 - Schönbrunn
Property Management Department 201 - Administration