The Armistice Carriage was exhibited in Berlin in 1940. Evidence proves that it was later burned and destroyed at the Ohrdruf prison camp in the Thuringian Forest in central Germany.
Less well known than Buchenwald or Dora, this work camp (“Arbeit Macht Frei”) imposed such harsh conditions that deaths were daily occurrences. Holding prisoners of all nations, races and religions,Ohrdruf was the first such site to be freed by the Americans, who there discovered the full horror of the Nazi concentration camp system.
The few survivors whom the SS had not had the time to execute prior to their flight told of their horrific life spent digging underground passageways for Hitler’s planned headquarters.