The secret depots of Buchenwald
At the end of the 1980s, a sketch appeared in the US National Archives in Washington that has puzzled historians ever since: it shows the quarry at Buchenwald concentration camp. It shows eight secret bunkers. Adits that were driven into the mountain by the Nazis shortly before the end of the war.
Only two of them are opened by the First US Army after their arrival in Buchenwald. Tons of robbed goods are recovered by the helpers who are called together and brought to Frankfurt am Main as cargo #16, the traces of which are later lost in their entirety.
The Americans knew nothing about the six other tunnels. The sketch was made later. Also the Russians didn't know them. But since its appearance, experts and scientists such as the historian Dr. Harry Stein from the Buchenwald Memorial have been puzzling over what is really still hidden in the mountain. Only now are the clues so strong that the scientific board of trustees of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau Memorials Foundation has given Dora the green light to open the mountain and finally solve the mystery. What is the significance of the additional galleries from the sketch? Do they really exist? Is there something hidden in them?
The film "The secret depots of Buchenwald" accompanies these excavations and traces the history.
In one media
Length: 52 min