Front entrance to Schloss
Hartheim in Alkoven, Austria
Hartheim Castle in Alkoven, Austria is
now a Memorial Site dedicated to the thousands of physically
and mentally handicapped persons who were murdered here by the
Nazis. The main entrance on the south side now has a modern sliding
glass door, as shown in the photo above.
Southwest corner of
On the west side of the Castle is an
artistic replica of the garage shed that the Nazis built there
to hide the victims from public view when they arrived on buses.
On the left side of the photo, you can see the metal panels that
have been built in the spot where the shed once stood.
Inside the area which
used to be a garage shed
Metal panels have been constructed on
the west side of the castle around the area where the garage
shed used to be. A doorway has been cut into the northwest tower
for a modern sliding glass door. Visitors can enter the shed
area from inside the castle, or from another sliding glass door
on the outside, which is behind the camera in this shot.
West side of Hartheim
castle with modern replica of garage shed
The victims who were murdered here entered
the castle through a garage shed which was built at the northwest
corner, shown at the left of this photo. On the far right is
the building which now houses a book store and a cafeteria.