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The KartoffelKeller 

Just off the parking lot, the entrance to the Kartoffelkeller, the horrible underground facility that the some of the most severely persecuted inmates, such as the French NN's, had to dig- supposedly for potatoes but probably for a weapons manufacturing facility. Photo and text Copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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Entrance with Delestraint marker 
The sign posted by the entrance to the camp reads: "General Delestraint Square. Head of the secret army, imprisoned at the Struthof from the 8th of March to the 5th of September, 1944. Died for France at Dachau, April 19, 1945." Delestraint, general in charge of the resistance movements within France during the German occupation, was removed from Natzweiler with all the other prisoners, in advance of the oncoming American troops, who discovered the camp, empty of prisoners, in November of 1944. He was shot just before the Americans liberated Dachau.Photo and text Copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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Arriving at Natzweiler 

The bus parks at the Konzentrationslager Natzweiler (KLNa) and a statue is there. Photo and text Copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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If a statue is shocking... 

How much more the terrible, thousand-fold reality? Photo and text Copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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Rules and hours for KLNA visitors 

"This camp where so many martyrs died for the homeland is more than a cemetery. Absolutely dignified behavior is a must. Decent dress and a respectful attitude are a necessity. It is forbidden to smoke and to bring animals." (left panel) On the right panel are listed the hours when this French National Monument historic site is open, and in the middle are the statutes governing the management of the camp by the French government. Photo and text Copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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