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Historical Sites

View of the camp entrance of the former Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. On the left the entrance barrack No. 1

Camp Entrance

The camp gate marks the transit point between the SS area and the inmates' camp. Every day the SS drove thousands of prisoners through the gate to their workplaces.

View from the southeast of the roll call area and the camp entrance. SS barracks in the background on the right. In the foreground a warehouse belonging to the Holzhof and next to it the detention cell building.

Roll Call Square

Roll call square was the centre of the inmates' camp. Here inmates were forced to assemble for roll call every day before and after their often more than twelve-hour shifts.

The picture shows a pyramid-shaped building with a roof that is also pyramid-shaped. He stands in an inherited scenario near the former camp entrance.

SS Shelter

This concrete building was used as a guard post at the camp entrance and as a shelter during air raids.

View of the prison cell building with barred windows. On the left in the background a storage shed belonging to the wood yard.

Camp Jail

The camp jail, known as the "bunker", was the central detention centre in the camp. Many inmates were murdered here.

View of the execution site surrounded by high walls in the courtyard of the detention cell building of Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp.

Execution Site

The execution site in the yard of the camp jail was used by the SS and the Gestapo for the secret shootings and hangings of inmates.

The photo shows the wooden facade of the carpentry barracks. Behind the barracks there are deciduous trees that look autumnal.

Carpentry Workshop

The carpentry workshop was the seat of the carpentry and joinery commands. After the war, a carpentry firm in Nordhausen continued to use the barracks. In the 1990s it was rebuilt on the former camp site.

View from the north over the former prisoner camp, clearly visible is the camp kitchen with the chimneys.

Camp Kitchen

In the camp kitchen, utterly insufficient meals were prepared for the inmates. Undernourishment was the most frequent cause of death at the Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp.

View from a window of barrack 39 to barrack 128, which is still under construction.


The inmates' wooden barracks were grouped up the hillside around the economic area and the roll call area. The SS accommodated up to 500 prisoners in each barrack.

A metal railing can be seen, which was set up in front of a depression in which the remains of the foundation can be seen. In front of the railing there is a small information board that reveals that it is the remains of the former laundry.

Laundry and Disinfection

The inmates' inadequate clothing was cleaned irregularly in the laundry. Freshly showered and disinfected prisoners had to wait undressed for clothes.

The picture captures the foundations of the former effects room frontally. An information stele can be seen on the right-hand side next to the remains of the foundation.


The storeroom served as a stockroom for inmate clothing and a storage space for their personal possessions. New arrivals had to leave all the belongings that they still carried here, and they were issued striped uniforms, a number, and a triangular patch.

In the picture, between the trees and foliage, two walls of buildings can be seen, which are connected at right angles at the corner. An information pillar can be seen in the foreground on the right, which indicates that it is the remains of the cinema barracks.


The cinema barrack served as provisional accommodation for inmate transports from the Auschwitz and Groß-Rosen Concentration Camps.

A liberated prisoner from the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp lies in the infirmary. The person pictured is the Belgian Gilbert Demoulin, who died in the infirmary on April 28, 1945.


The hospital was cordoned off from the rest of the camp by a fence. It was a zone of mass death.

View of the crematorium of Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp with its characteristic central chimney.


At least 5,000 dead were cremated in the crematorium, which began operations in the fall of 1944. The SS dumped the ashes of the dead on the slope behind the building.

The slope of a hill littered with ashes and bone parts. In the background the crematorium building, partially hidden by trees.

Ash Grave

The ashes of 5,000 cremated corpses were dumped behind the crematorium. Since 2013, the visible ash grave has served as a central place of mourning.

Several wreaths of flowers with colored bows are placed in front of and next to a group of figures. The crematorium building can be seen on the right. Participants of a memorial event dressed in black stand in the background.

Memorial Square in front of the Crematorium

A memorial square was constructed in front of the crematorium in the early 1950s. A group of figures by sculptor Jürgen von Woyski has occupied the centre of this space since 1964.

An information board surrounded by trees and bushes.

Site of the Shooting of "Italian Military Internees"

Here, members of the SS shot seven "Italian military internees" in front of 50 other Italian inmates.

The photo shows the black wooden exterior of the reconstructed wooden barracks. On the right you can see that it was built on a slope. A staircase leads down. Next to the stairs is a tree whose leaves have turned autumnal.

Reconstructed Wooden Barracks

The barrack comes from a former forced labor camp in Nordhausen, but is structurally identical to the concentration camp barracks. The reconstruction was built in the early 1990s. Today it serves as an exhibition and seminar room.

Path made of concrete slabs under trees. The exhibition building is built into a kind of embankment.


The former fire station, which is located next to one of the two former extinguishing ponds, was the only building apart from the crematorium that survived the war. Today special exhibitions are shown there.

View of barrack No. 25, where the labor statistics were located. In front: wooden scaffolding for hanging fire hoses.

Labour Administration

In the offices of the labor administration, inmate functionaries assigned fellow inmates accommodation barracks, food rations, and work details.

View of one of the accommodation barracks, with a balcony and a well-tended garden, in the SS area of ​​the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. A car is parked below the balcony.

SS Housing

In the SS area there were the accommodations barracks, service buildings, sanitary facility, and leisure facilities for the guards of the concentration camp and the SS personnel of the camp administration.

View of the entrance to tunnel A of the Mittelwerk camouflaged with camouflage nets. A railroad car can be seen on the right. On the left, four US soldiers, each in groups of two, are moving away from the tunnel.

Tunnel Complex

Concentration camp inmates were forced to assemble missiles in underground tunnels. Initially the inmates were also housed in the tunnels.

View from the entrance of driving gallery B to the industrial area of the Dora camp, 1945 (after liberation). In the center of the picture the camp road, in the background the railroad station area, in the foreground A4 engines.

Camp Rail Station / Information and Memorial Site for Subcamps

The rail station was the arrival and departure site for inmate transports to and from other concentration camps. It also served as a freight train station for the armament industry.

On the right of the picture is a small piece of wall made of red brick. Attached to this section of wall is a plaque with a map showing the routes of the death marches from Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. The camp road leads past this section of the wall on the left.

Death March Stele

The stele was erected in 1984 to commemorate the victims of the death marches from the Mittelbau camps. Identical monuments were erected at the same time in several places in the southern Harz.

The photo shows an old railway carriage of the German Reichsbahn in autumn. The wagon is standing on a small piece of track in a meadow. There is a small information board in front of the wagon.

Rail Wagon

The restored wagon marks the entrance area of ​​the memorial today and stands for the deportation of tens of thousands of concentration camp prisoners to the southern Harz.

Five massive concrete pillars surrounded by trees.

Zorge Bridge

The bridge over the Zorge River connected the camp rail station with the railroad network of the Reichsbahn.

Detail from a general map. Some places are labeled.

Interactive Map Mittelbau-Dora

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