A Few of the Gerstfeldhohe  Displays
"The Reichsarbeitsdienst calls!
Everyone in the nation should go
through their school". One of many
unusual displays on the RAD,
including the women's role .
An all-inclusive gas mask for "walking
children" - a crib model was available
for infants. Note the hand or
foot-operated bellows. Check this link
for
WWII-era  "instructions".
Troops from the 6.SS.Gebirgsdivision.Nord were housed in the bunker in early
1945 after fighting in Finland against the Russians.  SS troops from the
17.SS.Panzergrenadier Division remained in the area until the Allied
breakthrough in March 1945. Several displays cover their weapons, equipment,
and living conditions.
The museum has an
amazing collection of US
bombs and ordnance
salvaged from the area.
Make sure to check out the
page on the air war over
Pirmasens - the
coordination of attacks by
various units is unbelievable
considering it was done
without computers.  
By this point you're going
to be FREEZING, but
don't skip a walk through
the unrestored
tunnels..they're wet, cold,
creepy, and were a refuge
for many local civilians
during the air war.