The concentration camp Mettenheim was located in the modern day Mettenheimer Hart, north of the old state road and close to the western part of the gravel pit. It was almost square shaped and was facing Ampfing. On the northern side of the camp was a rail track of the Lagerbahnhof and behind this was a small Luftwaffe airfield. The camp was surrounded by a high-positioned barbed wire fence. Next to the camp was a farmhouse and next to that was the main water storage facility of the camp. For protection against air attacks, it was defended by a light FLAK battery. As there were no pipelines to transfer the water, water had to be transported into the camp via truck. On the Westside of the farm were four barracks for the SS and the engineers of the Organization Todt. The concentration camp was made up of at least twenty wooden barracks built on stacked concrete slabs. Next to the barracks were functionary rooms for the kitchen, washing rooms, sickbay, mechanic shop as well as a mortuary. The inmates slept in tight spaces. A single bunk bed had three levels. There were an estimated 150-200 people per barrack.
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