Brandenburg 'euthanasia' centre
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The site of one of the six euthanasia centres of the "Action T4
" in Nazi Germany
. In fact the centre at Brandenburg was the place where the first gas chamber "tests" took place in January 1940, before the method was applied on a truly industrialized scale first at Grafeneck
, then at the other designated euthanasia centres (and later also the concentration camps
and, ultimately, the death camps
of the Holocaust
Unlike the other five places, Brandenburg lacked a proper memorial centre for over 70 years. There were merely a few text plaques in the heart of the city of Brandenburg/Havel, at Neuendorfer Straße. Later a monument representing the grey buses that were used for the transport of the victims was added to the site too.
Google maps locator: [52.411,12.550]
Once I've had a chance to check out the new memorial myself, I'll report back here.