The Hasag Panzerfaust Factory and Concentration Camp
(April 28, 1945)
This is a report from U.S. military intelligence about slave labor, mostly Jews, sent from Buchenwald to build a factory for the Hasag (Hugo Schneider Aktiengesellschaft Metalwarenfabrik) firm from Leipzig. The purpose of the factory was to produce Panzerfausts, which were a German type of bazooka.
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Sources: U.S. Army: Unit Records, Box 759, G-2 Periodic Reports April 1945; NAID #17368741 Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Papers;
“Inside a Panzerfaust factory + Panzerschrecks,” Histomil.com;
“HASAG,” Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team (HEART)