Execution wall and "blood ditch" where
political prisoners were shot
In the woods north of Baracke X, the gas chamber building,
is the execution wall where the Nazis shot Russian POWs who were
thought to be Communist commissars, and other political prisoners.
A ditch about six feet in front of the wall was designed to catch
the flow of blood. The photograph shows a marker at this execution
spot, which was called the "pistol range."