German authorities of Schwerte city are planning to house migrants in the former sub-unit of Buchenwald concentration camp. This provoked sharp criticism in Germany. In the end of WWII in Schwerte was a railway undertaking where prisoners were repairing locomotives. The city authorities emphasize that all the buildings of the former camp were demolished long time ago and two dozen migrants will be accommodated in barracks built in the 1950s, when they were already a haven for migrants.


The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia urged Schwerte city authorities to abandon such plans. But the burgomaster said that the decision was already verified.


Augsburg authorities also want to house refugees in the former concentration camp, which was a sub-unit of the Dachau concentration camp.