East side of the castle
with the northeast tower on the right
Shown in the photo above is the east
side of Hartheim castle in Alkoven, Austria. The gas chamber
is located on the ground floor right next to the northeast tower
in the foreground on the right.
The box on the lawn in the foreground
is a symbolic grave that contains some of the ashes which the
Nazis had buried on the east lawn. The single story building
with the tall windows on the left is the garden loggia which
now contains a history exhibit.
Symbolic grave on the
east lawn of Hartheim Castle
This photo shows a close-up of the symbolic
grave that has been placed on the east lawn of the castle where
the ashes of the victims were buried. In the background is the
garden loggia of Hartheim castle which is connected to the building
that houses the bookstore and cafeteria.
Sculpure on east side
of bookstore at Hartheim castle
Memorial to the "freedom
fighters" who were murdered by the Nazis
Shown in the photo above is a memorial
stone in honor of the resistance fighters who were brought by
the Nazis to Hartheim Castle in Alkoven, Austria to be murdered.
Prisoners from the Dachau and Mauthausen concentration camps
were brought here to be gassed in "das Vernichtungslager
Schloss Hartheim." This memorial is located on the north
side of the castle.
View of the baroque
steeple on Hartheim castle from the top floor
Parking lot of Hartheim
Castle in Alkoven, Austria
Although the brochure of the Memorial
Site pictures Hartheim Castle as being out in the middle of a
green field with no other buildings in sight, the castle is actually
inside the small town of Alkoven, Austria with other buildings
all around it. The photo above shows the parking lot with houses
nearby. The road in the foreground is the road on the west side
of the castle. Hartheim Castle is quite small and there are other
similar castles in the vicinity which are built in the same style.