Travel Journal May 2018

Oberstech

Reisebericht von Roslyn Eldar , Melbourne ( Australien ) ihres Besuchs der Muna Lübberstedt am 4. Mai 2018

We returned to the mini- bus and were then driven all around the periphery

of Muna Lubberstedt . The 420-hectare complex had comprised, at one

stage of 22 filling buildings (that is where the bombs were filled with fluid)

and 102 bunkers for storing ammunition, two 26-meter-deep wells for water

supply, 30 kilometers of road and 7.6 kilometers of railway network. In the

parachute house huge parachutes were packed for the up to 1,000 kg heavy

mines, In the powder mill explosives were recycled from faulty ammunition.

We drove through the main gate where the public tour enters and stopped

at the bunker area where the bombs were stored, once again hidden from

aerial view by the forest. Towards the end of the war, when no fuel was

available to drive the larger wagons full with bombs to these bunkers, the slave

labourers had to push the wagons. Two female prisoners pulled a wagon and

two pushed it, heavy with huge bombs that they had loaded onto the wagons.

Later they had to unload the bombs into the bunkers. Prisoner Ethel

Jerkewitz was beaten because she was too slow and then, due to the beating,

she was unable to work anymore. That evening the prisoners bought her

body back to the barracks where she died.

A bunker where the bombs where stored-it is very large and dark inside like a concrete cave.

There were 102 bunkers covered with earth.

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