TracesOfWar needs your help! Every euro, pound or dollar you contribute greatly supports the continuation of this website. Go to and donate!

Concentration Mittelbau-Dora

Prisoners here worked under inhuman conditions on the construction of tunnels for the underground manufacture of V-2 rockets. The camp was evacuated on 1 April 1945. During the liberation by American troops only a few prisoners were found. Of the +/- 60.000 prisoners +/- 20.000 were killed. Nowadays a museum and memorial site can be found at this location.

The inmates of Mittelbau-Dora had to line up for roll call on muster grounds.

The SS bunker was located next to the camp prison of the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. The bunker was among other things used as a prison. Near the bunker are the remains of a locomotive as used by prisoners of the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp during excavation work.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!


  • Text: Kevin Prenger
  • Photos: Coen Prenger

Related books

Leven met de dood
The Third Reich
Encyclopedia of the Third Reich
The Camp Men
Hitlers gewillige beulen
De Berghof