Block 20

‘death block’ used for K prisoners

Prisoners’ accommodation in the concentration camp. The barracks in the camp were called blocks and they were numbered. From May 1944 to February 1945, Block 20 was known as the ‘death block’. It was used for K prisoners – mainly Soviet officers – who were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp to be murdered. Block 20 was surrounded by walls to completely isolate the K prisoners.