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A German War Plant from 1944/45: The Aircraft Factory Weingut I and the Concentration Camp Waldlager 6 near Mühldorf/Inn

Medium: Tagungsbeitrag
Sprache(n): en 
Tagung: Third International Congress on Construction History, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany , 20th-24th May 2009
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In the last year of World War II, Hitler was still convinced to win the war by producing so called Wunderwaffen, such as the V-2 rocket and the Messerschmitt 262 turbojet fighter. As the sovereignty over the airspace at that time had already passed over to the Allied Forces, hidden or bombproof production space had to be built.

In southern Germany several huge semi underground aircraft factories were designed by one of the most innovative civil engineers at the time, Franz Dischinger. As German manpower was rare in 1944, foreigners – most of them Jews from Eastern Europe – were sent via Auschwitz and Dachau into concentration camps around the building sites. This report includes investigations in the best-preserved and unaltered ensemble of this kind, Weingut I and Waldlager 6 in Mühldorf/Inn, carried out by students of architecture at the University of Applied Sciences, München.

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