Media reports that refugees arriving in Germany are being housed on the site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald have turned out to be inaccurate.
Last week, the British newspaper ‘Daily Mail’ claimed that authorities were using a former building at Buchenwald, near Weimar, to house more than 20 people. However, the site in question was the former Nazi camp in Schwerte, near Dortmund, around 350 kilometers from Buchenwald.
Schwerte was one of 137 satellite camps of Buchenwald. Operating as a Nazi weapons factory from 1944 to 1945 it had around 700 inmates who were deployed as forced laborers….