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The labour camp Walldorf / Airport Frankfurt was a satellite camp of the concentration camp Natzweiler-Struthof in Alsace and existed in the period from August to December, 1944.

The imprisoned Hungarian Jewish women came directly from Auschwitz-Birkenau and narrowly escaped the selection of Dr. Josef Mengele. The arrested 1700 young girls and women aged 13 to 28 years were requested by the Organization Todt at the Reich Security Main Office and had to perform forced labor at a construction site of the company Züblin at the Frankfurt Airport. About 50 women didn't survive this time period of about 4 months. From the remaining women, only about 300 survived further deportation and the holocaust.

After the war, forgotten or repressed, the camp was blown up and the area reforested again. In the 1970s, the camp was rediscovered and a memorial stone was inaugurated. From the year 1996 on, there was a continuous and lively analysis of the history of the outpost camp. In the year 2000, attended by 19 survivors, a memorial path was opened in the forest: On several plates the history of the camp and the women imprisoned are described with their individual fates. In addition, a cellar under the former kitchen barrack was excavated, in which prisoners were beaten to death. The Margit-Horváth-Foundation was founded. Margaret Horváth was one of the survivors of this camp. Her son gave his mothers so-called compensation money to the foundation, which now forms the symbolic core of the Foundation. History and review of the KZ-branch Walldorf are also the subject of the movie "The runway" by Malte Rauch, Eva and Bernard Voosen Türcke (2003).