Sausage museum ‘to be built at site of former Nazi concentration camp where 700 Jewish women were kept prisoner’
- Plans have been drawn up to build a sausage museum on a Nazi slave camp
- The German Bratwurst Museum is to relocate to the outskirts of Muehlhausen
- The authorities were unaware the site was a Nazi-era Jewish labour camp
- The site was used as a satellite to the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp
Plans have been made to build a sausage museum on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Jewish slave labourers, it is reported in the German media.
Public broadcaster MDR, news agency DPA and others reported that the German Bratwurst Museum will be moved to the site, on the outskirts of the eastern town of Muehlhausen.
Around 700 Jewish women from Eastern Europe were imprisoned at the camp during the Nazi era.
It was a satellite site for the much larger Buchenwald concentration camp, which was liberated by the US Army in April 1945.
Survivors of the Buchenwald camp are shown in their camp quarters – a museum of remembrance occupies the site around 50 miles from the Bratwurst Museum’s new site at Muehlhausen
The Buchenwald concentration camp being liberated by Allied troops in April, 1945 – the German Bratwurst Museum are said to be relocating to a site at Muehlhausen which served as a female satellite camp for Buchenwald
Inmates of both camps were deployed as slave labourers at local arms factories.
Buchenwald was one of the Nazis first concentration camps and was also one of the largest – with more than 56,000 deaths and 200,000 prisoners.
Today there is a large remembrance museum at the Buchenwald site.
MDR reported that the association operating the museum was unaware of the location’s history, but said it was willing to commemorate the past appropriately.
Under Jewish law pork – the main ingredient for most bratwurst sausages – is considered to be unclean and its consumption is strictly forbidden in the Torah.