Welcome to the Concentration Camp Memorial Vaihingen/Enz website!
Between August 1944 and April 1945 about 1,700 inmates of the Concentration Camp Vaihingen/Enz died because of the inhuman, humiliating and dreadful working and living conditions there. First established as a labour camp then transformed into a camp for seriously ill prisoners about 5.000 people from over 20 European nations were imprisoned by the Nazi terror regime. As far as administration was concerned, it was a part of the biggest concentration camp in the West – Natzweiler in Alsace, France. It was intended that the victims die through “destruction by hard labour”. Additionally, they were exposed and abandoned to the most serious illnesses, with insufficient hygiene and totally inadequate care.
The Concentration Camp Memorial Association Vaihingen/Enz e.V. has set itself the task of honouring the victims, working against prejudice, ignorance, extremism and fanaticism and keeping in touch with the survivors and their descendants.
In commemoration ceremonies and other activities the association tries to keep the events of the past in the public mind. With this website it informs about what happened in the Glattbach Valley at the end of the 2nd World War. So it makes an important contribution to our attempts to face up to and come to terms with the past in the Borough of Ludwigsburg.
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The memorial is located in
(near the train station Vaihingen/Enz)
71665 Vaihingen an der Enz
Federal Republic of Germany
The memorial is open to the public
every Sunday from 2 a.m. to 5.a.m.
besides in December and January.