The Museum / Concentration Camp Memorial in Bisingen


The educational trail on the history of the Bisingen concentration camp connects seven historical locations, with the exhibition "Museum KZ Bisingen" at Kirchgasse 15 supplementing this offer. In 2021, an audio walk in Ried was created to further contribute to the educational media in the region. 


The Bisingen concentration camp, which existed from August 1944 to April 1945, was a satellite camp of the Natzweiler concentration camp in Alsace. As part of "Operation Desert,” a late project of the Nazi Armaments Ministry, concentration camp prisoners were forced to mine oil shale for fuel under inhumane conditions. At least 1187 people died in the eight months of the camp’s existence. 


The memorials in Bisingen commemorate the victims of National Socialist tyranny and offer starting points for discussing current issues. In cooperation with the community, the Bisingen concentration camp Memorials Association organizes guided tours, workshops, and various events. It strives to embody a place of historical and political education. 


Brand new! An app for the educational trail "KZ-Weg Bisingen.”