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Muster Ground

Prisoners were mustered twice a day on the muster ground which often took hours. During mustering prisoners were in danger of being mistreated by the guards and especially by camp leader Karl Schmidt. The corpses of prisoners that had died during hard labour were laid down in rows next to their comrades.

The exact size of the muster ground is not known. Descritions by survivors vary due to the changing occupancy of the camp. Often the musterings took place between the great barn (block 1) and the camp kitchen. According to witnesses the ground was covered with gravel (most likely from slate).