Gate house on the left, reconstructed barrack on the right

After leaving the bunker, walk a few yards north to the gate house, called the Jourhaus by the Nazis. This building, which was built by the prisoners , was finished in 1937. It has a gate through which prisoners entered when they arrived at the camp to serve an undetermined period of time in "protective custody" because they were considered to be an "enemy of the state." The wide path continues north to the crematorium and gas chamber building just outside the northwest corner of the camp.