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Cigarette box WW1 Concentration camp Mauthausen. The Mauthausen camp was an Austrian Hungarian concentration camp, not far from the city of Linz where more than 80,000 people, mainly Serbs, Russians, Italians and other peoples, were locked up during the First World War (WWI).
This camp was the first to be founded in the summer of 1914 on the command of the Viennese Court, immediately after the monarchy of the Habsburgers had declared the Kingdom of Serbia the war. During the four war years, from 1914 to 1918, more than 7,000 Serbs were killed in this camp by the Austrian Hungarian authorities.
After the First World War, the Austrians called Mauthausen a “factory of death” because Mauthausen considerably deviated from other concentration camps in terms of victims and atrocities. The circumstances in this camp were miserable, and few succeeded in surviving and then told what happened there. They have survived hell on earth. The Mauthausen camp was closed in December 1918, after the end of the First World War and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. But it was reopened by the Nazis during the Second World War.