In Bisingen, about twenty kilometres northeast of the city of Rottweil in the state of Baden-Württenberg, the Germans established a factory that was part of a program called Operation Wüste. This programme aimed to produce synthetic fuel from oil shale. A total of ten Werken and seven camps were established that were connected to the Werken. It was in these camps that the slave workers were housed when they were not working in the factories. All seven camps belonged to the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. The factory in Bisingen was called Wüste Werk 2 and the first 1000 prisoners arrived from Auschwitz in August 1944. They were tasked with completing the factory. More than 4,000 prisoners were in the camp. In april 1945 when the front approached the germans evacuated the camp and the prisoners were forced away on Death marches eastwards.

Current status: Demolished with information boards (2012).

Address: Schelmengasse, 72406 Bisingen.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The former camp site is now partly on an industrial site and partly on a field. At the former factory there are ruins left and a small memorial path has been made with information boards that tells about the factory and the purpose of the ruins infront of you.

Follow up in books: Kogon, Eugen: The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them (2006).