Cemetery near the bell tower
Even after the liberation of the concentration camp, former inmates continued to die as a result of the conditions they had suffered during their imprisonment. Between the end of April and June 1945, 400 dead were interred in graves arranged in rows on the southern slope of the Ettersberg near the Bismarck Tower. The 1,286 urns which had been stored in the cellar of the tower and in the crematorium were also buried here. The graves were shifted within the context of the memorial’s construction. Since 1996, the newly landscaped cemetery has displayed the names of the dead.