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Buchenwald

The Buchenwald camp near Weimar, Germany, is probably most notorious for the stories about tattooed human skin allegedly taken from dead prisoners and ostensibly fashioned into gloves, book wrappers, and lampshades. Contributions in this entry address this narrative, and similar grisly tales, as well as general issues concerning this camp and its satellite camps. Owing to its importance, there is a separate entry for the Buchenwald sub-camp Nordhausen-Dora, where the Germans assembled their rockets using forced labor under a brutal regimen.

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