Heinrich Himmler visits KZ Mauthausen in April 1941. To his left is the camp commandant SS-Sturmbannführer Franz Ziereis. Nxt to the latter walks Himmler's chief-of-staff Karl Wolff. The actual location is Mauthausen's infamous quarry where thousands of prisoners met their deaths. Ziereis was tried and sentenced to death; he was executed on May24, 1945.

File:Bundesarchiv Bild KZ Mauthausen, Himmler mit Ziereis im Steinbruch.

Heinrich Himmler and August Eigruber at Mauthausen with Franz Zeireis and Ernst Kaltenbrunner.

Behold the glory of the Third Reich!

Franz Zeireis :  He was shot while trying to escape and brought to a U.S. military hospital set up in Gusen I where he eventually died. His corpse was later hung on the fence of Gusen I by former prisoners of Gusen.

Franz Zeireis : He was shot while trying to escape and brought to a U. military hospital set up in Gusen I where he eventually died. His corpse was later hung on the fence of Gusen I by former prisoners of Gusen.

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