Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A 26-year-old mother who was reported missing since Saturday has been found dead in a Nazi concentration camp bunker hidden in a German forest from where the SS coordinated mass exterminations.
The woman identified only as Bianca S. because of local privacy laws who is from the city of Oranienburg located in the German state of Brandenburg was found dead in a Second World War bunker near the Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen at around 10pm on Monday evening (19th July).
According to the police, the 26-year-old mother of a five-year-old child, who was reported missing since Saturday, was murdered referencing obvious injuries that she had suffered beforehand.
The Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen located in Oranienburg about 35 kilometres (21 mi) north of the country’s capital Berlin, was used from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May 1945 and it mainly held political prisoners throughout the war, among which Joseph Stalin’s oldest son Yakov Dzhugashvili.
When the Nazis set up the camp, they also built an arms control department, a dog training school, storage and Intelligence Units, and an above-ground communications bunker, known as the Funkbunker Karo Ass (Ace of Diamonds).
Bianca’s corpse was found in the corridors of the communications bunker, that used to belong to the SS (Schutzstaffel), which was Adolf Hitler’s paramilitary organisation responsible for the genocidal killing of an estimated 5.5 to 6 million Jews and millions of other victims during the Second World War.
Before she was reported missing, Bianca S. was last seen at Oranienburg train station on Thursday afternoon on 15th July, where she was greeting a friend.
According to the friend, she had scheduled a 2pm appointment at the doctor’s, after which her colleagues reported she did not show up at work.
Local media stated that Bianca’s acquaintances only started suspecting something had happened when she did not come to work the next day as well (16th July) and had also failed to collect her son from the kindergarten.
Bianca was reported missing, while her five-year-old son has since been taken care of by his grandmother.
The several-day-long search ended at 12.15 pm on Saturday, after assembly workers who wanted to visit the bunker saw the injured corpse.
A forensic investigation should reveal the true nature of Bianca’s injuries, however, police spokeswoman Dorte Rohrs told Bild: “The situation and the externally visible injuries reveal it was a homicide.”
Rohrs also added: “We have not yet been able to identify a suspect.”
The investigation continues.