The quarry

“Our work consisted of quarrying the famous pink granite in the mountain that was highly prized by the Third Reich’s masters … A Berlin company, the Deutsche Erde und Steinwerke (DEST), quickly appropriated the site of the quarry, the camp and its surrounding area…

The DEST already operated similar quarries in Germany and conquered territory in order to extract granite to build the colossal monuments and outsized palaces to the glory of the thousand-year Reich.”