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Germany Prison "Ulmer Höh" (March 2015)

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The “Ulmer Höh” was the prison in Düsseldorf from 1893 to 2012.

When it was built, it was one of the most modern prisons in Germany and was built in a cross structure as a Prussian cell prison.

The so-called “Weiberhaus” had already been completed in 1891 before it was fully completed.
Up to 1934 8 people were executed here for murder.

During the entire period of National Socialism, the state prison was a place of political imprisonment, arbitrariness and abuse.
There were more than 300 people, mostly political opponents, who were taken into protective custody and imprisoned here.

Later the defendants of the Treblinka, Majdanek and RAF trials, which were tried before the Düsseldorf Regional Court, were also housed here.
Shortly after the Second World War, the “women's house” became a youth house for male juvenile prisoners on remand.
In the men's house, the largest and oldest building section, prison sentences between at least 3 and max. 48 months as well as pretrial detainees.
It could hold up to 529 prisoners.

Prisoners and prisoners on remand were in separate sections.
People who have already been convicted should be prepared for a life free from punishment while in detention.
Other departments were the admission department, which all prisoners on remand went through, and the abstinence-oriented department, in which prisoners were prepared for drug therapy outside the prison.

After the penal hospital in North Rhine-Westphalia opened in Fröndenberg in 1986, the surgical prison hospital in the Düsseldorf penal institution was closed.

In 2012 the new prison building on the Düsseldorf stand border was opened and the “Ulmer Höh” was closed.

Except for the chapel, which is to be rebuilt, all buildings for apartments have already been demolished.

The following people sat in the Ulmer Höh:
- The two concentration camp commanders Franz Stangl and Kurt Franz
(SS member) during the Treblinka trials before the Düsseldorf Regional Court.
- The RAF terrorist Andreas Baader was in Düsseldorf for a short time
- Dieter Degowski and Hans-Jürgen Rösner
(the two kidnappers of Gladbeck's hostage drama).

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Andy

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The place was heavily frequented by Urbexers a few years ago. It's a pity the buildings were demolished.
You have captured it very well, great shots.
 

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Great job. Would love to explore a prison especially one this good. Shame it is gone.
 
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