THE GESTAPO PRISON

A museum collection is on display in the cellar of the Dravograd municipal building, depicting the horrors of the Gestapo based in Dravograd during World War II. The imprisoned partisans, their associates and supporters, as well as mere suspects were brutally tortured there, and some even died as a result. The survivors were shot as hostages in nearby forests, or transported to concentration camps. Several housing and farm buildings were burnt down in the Dravograd area, with the locals killed or burnt alive.

Prison cells with doors are preserved in the former prison, and some objects and written records of the people imprisoned are on display.

Reproduced from: Koroška Regional Museum (www.kpm.si)

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