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Kz Mauthausen, Besuch Heinrich Himmler, Franz Ziereis

Zentralbild, 1.3.1957 Mauthausen ... Heinrich Himmler visiting Mauthausen which was opened on August 8, 1938, a few months after the Anschluss of Austria and Germany on March 12, 1938, which marked the beginning of Adolf Hitler's drive through Europe. The site for the camp was chosen by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS , and the man who had authority over all the camps. The location was in farm country, but near the Wienergraben, a municipal quarry which supplied the city of Wien (Vienna) with granite stones. The quarry was near the city of Linz - April 1941. Abgebildete Personen:

  • Himmler, Heinrich: Reichsführer der SS, Deutschland ( PND 11855123X)
  • Kaltenbrunner, Ernst Dr. jur.: SS, Ritterkreuz (RK), Chef des Reichssicherheitshauptamtes, Deutschland
  • Eigruber, August: Gauleiter in Oberdonau/Ostmark, Österreich ( PND 127548963)
  • Ziereis, Franz: SS-Sturmbannführer, Lagerkommandant des KZ Mauthausen, Deutschland
  • Bachmayer, Georg: SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kommandant im KZ Mauthausen, Deutschland
Depicted place KZ Mauthausen
Date 1941
Photographer Unknown
Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst - Zentralbild (Bild 183)
Accession number Bild 183-45534-0005
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