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Mauthausen Concentration Camp (known from the summer of 1940 as Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp) "Stairs of Death" Prisoners forced to carry a granite block up 186 steps to the top of the quarry.

Mauthausen Concentration Camp (known from the summer of 1940 as Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp) "Stairs of Death" Prisoners forced to carry a granite block up 186 steps to the top of the quarry. should have used it as a weapon

The “Steps of Death,” Mauthausen, Austria, between 1987 and 1989. “Prisoners … were often required to carry stone blocks weighing from 66 to 132 pounds on their shoulders, while marching at double-time, vulnerable to the shouting, whipping, and abuse of the SS guards. Adjacent to the 186 steps is the quarry rim, which the SS ironically called ‘the parachute jump’ because Jewish and political prisoners were sometimes thrown to their deaths from there into the quarry pit below”

The “Steps of Death,” Mauthausen, Austria, between 1987 and 1989. “Prisoners … were often required to carry stone blocks weighing from 66 to 132 pounds on their shoulders, while marching at double-time, vulnerable to the shouting, whipping, and abuse of the SS guards. Adjacent to the 186 steps is the quarry rim, which the SS ironically called ‘the parachute jump’ because Jewish and political prisoners were sometimes thrown to their deaths from there into the quarry pit below”

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Mauthausen Concentration Camp (known from the summer of 1940 as Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp) "Stairs of Death" Prisoners forced to carry a granite block up 186 steps to the top of the quarry. should have used it as a weapon

The “Steps of Death,” Mauthausen, Austria, between 1987 and 1989. “Prisoners … were often required to carry stone blocks weighing from 66 to 132 pounds on their shoulders, while marching at double-time, vulnerable to the shouting, whipping, and abuse of the SS guards. Adjacent to the 186 steps is the quarry rim, which the SS ironically called ‘the parachute jump’ because Jewish and political prisoners were sometimes thrown to their deaths from there into the quarry pit below”

The “Steps of Death,” Mauthausen, Austria, between 1987 and 1989. “Prisoners … were often required to carry stone blocks weighing from 66 to 132 pounds on their shoulders, while marching at double-time, vulnerable to the shouting, whipping, and abuse of the SS guards. Adjacent to the 186 steps is the quarry rim, which the SS ironically called ‘the parachute jump’ because Jewish and political prisoners were sometimes thrown to their deaths from there into the quarry pit below”