German Bratwurst Museum Planning to Open at Former Concentration Camp

The museum's operators said they were unaware of the history of the location, where about 700 Jewish women were imprisoned during the Nazi era

Children and other prisoners liberated by the 3rd U.S. Army march from the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, April 1945.
Byron H. Rollins,AP

German media reported Thursday on plans to build a sausage museum on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Jewish slave laborers.

Public broadcaster MDR, news agency DPA and others said the German Bratwurst Museum will be moved to the site, on the outskirts of the eastern town of Muehlhausen.

About 700 Jewish women from Eastern Europe where imprisoned at the camp during the Nazi era. It was a satellite site for the much larger Buchenwald concentration camp, which was liberated by the U.S. Army in April 1945.

Inmates of both camps were deployed as slave laborers at local arms factories.

MDR reported that the association operating the museum was unaware of the location's history, but said it was willing to commemorate the past appropriately.