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Sachsenhausen: Boot testing track.

Posted in Other Camps by littlegreyrabbit on March 26, 2012

An unexplored dimension of the concentration camp system is the intersection between Allied propaganda and the small number of Allied personnel who ended up imprisoned in them.  The supposed boot testing track of Sachsenhausen is an interesting case in point:

Supposed Shoe Testing Track of Sachsenhausen

Wikipedia describes the image above as: “Part of shoe testing track in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Prisoners who belonged in “Schuhl√§uferkommando”, shoe testing unit had to walk on this days and days.”¬† British POWs captured in raids on Norway were supposedly transferred to Sachsenhausen and were forced to work in this commando, as described by MI9 historian Michael Foot: (more…)