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Holzhof

The Holzof was a timber storage area attached to the SS Central Building Management in the vicinity of the camps storage and utility areas. The timber yard was just outside the prisoner reception area of Auschwitz I and east of the Bauhof construction materials warehouse. The Holzof was surrounded by agricultural related structures such as stables, blacksmiths and cow sheds attached to the farm at Auschwitz I. The area just to its north was the fertiliser warehouses for farms that were under the control of the Auschwitz I administration such as Rajsko, Budy, Harmęże, Pławy and Babice.

Nothing exists of this area today as it forms part of the Auschwitz tourist car park and coach park.

Map showing the location of the Holzhof
Map showing the location of the Holzhof
Map designed by Michael Challoner ©
         
A view of the former Holzof facing towards the west looking from the perimeter of what would have been the timber yard
A view of the former Holzof facing towards the west looking from
the perimeter of what would have been the timber yard. Hotel Olecki can be seen in the background
Photo by Michael Challoner ©

Sources

Information about sources we used while researching the industrial zones of Auschwitz you can find here.