Memorials to explore in Upper Austria
Upper Austria is Austria's leading industrial region. As of 2009, it accounted for approximately a quarter of the country's exports.
The Mauthausen Memorial describes as “a former crime scene, a place of memory, a cemetery for the mortal remains of thousands of those murdered here and, increasingly, a site of political and historical education.” It was established in April 1938, shortly after Austria was annexed to Nazi Germany. Starting as a satellite of Dachau, in Germany, it became an independent camp in the spring of 1939, operated by the SS.