Supporting wall

Northern supporting wall, presumably spring 1943 (photo credits: SS-photo, Courtesy of Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barcelona: Fons Amical de Mauthausen)Northern supporting wall, presumably spring 1943 (photo credits: SS-photo, Courtesy of Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barcelona: Fons Amical de Mauthausen)Due to the uneven terrain, prisoners had to carry out extensive leveling work during the construction of Gusen. The prisoners camp and the workshops were on different levels making it necessary to support the soil with walls.