Town launches talks on museum project for underground Nazi factory

16-01-2011

Authorities in the northern town of Litoměřice are to launch talks to map out plans to convert a WWII Nazi underground factory into a museum and remembrance site, according to the news server IDnes. Around 30 kilometres of corridors and production halls were built by the Nazis on the outskirts of the town towards the end of WWII as Allied bombardments intensified. Parts for tanks and aircraft were produced at the Czech underground factory, Richard, where around 4,500 prisoners died during forced labour. The project to restore at least part of the site has the backing of the local council but it estimates costs will run into millions of crowns.