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Concentration Camp Mauthausen, Subcamp Gusen

Conditions were extremely harsh at Gusen. Of 67,677 prisoners, 31,535 died. Besides being executed, beaten, or worked to death, some desperate prisoners took their own lives.

Pictured Above and Below: On November 15, 1941, Spanish inmate Francisco Escriba Moran flung himself across the electrified barbed wire at the camp perimeter to die by electrocution. A drawing attached to a typewritten report recorded his suicide, discovered in camp files after liberation.

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