Initially the inmates were housed in
Each barracks consisted of two wings, which were each divided into two connected rooms. The first was furnished as an eating area; the second had multi-story plank beds. Straw sacks infested with bugs served as mattresses. In the centre of the barracks was a washroom, which was often unusable. The hygienic conditions were catastrophic.
After the war, residents of nearby villages dismantled the barracks and used their components as building materials, since Nordhausen was heavily bombed during the final days of the war. Since the early 2000s, the outlines of the former barracks have been successively marked with white gypsum by participants in various international study and work camps.