This psychiatric hospital was built around 1930 on grounds that cover over 125,000 square metres.
In May 1945 the staff were forced to leave the hospital. Around 75 prisoners were rounded up and taken to the hospital on trucks and held captive here. The acts that ensued over the next 24 hours were horrific. Prisoners were tortured and beaten before a massacre to place.
Some prisoners were taken from the site and executed and buried in an air defence trench. It is believed others were bound with wire and ran over by trucks repeatedly until all of them had been killed. A selection of lives were taken in the buildings or on the grounds and the majority were taken to the deck of a nearby canal where they were shot at night in light of the truck headlights. The bodies were then thrown into the canal. Some bodies were found downstream several kilometres from where the massacre to place.
The actual figure of the amount of victims is unknown but at least fifty names were released as victims by the government.
We grab our breakfast and head on to this abandoned hospital on the outskirts of a large city. It's still early and the temperature is rising fast access to the site is found easily and we are quickly inside a really nice building, the site is huge and I am quite excited about seeing what else this place has to offer. Once completing the first building we head on to another, it is slightly more modern than the last and not as photographic but still had a few shots worth taking. We wander around the site checking out various buildings but there isn't much to offer, an old morgue which was fairly stripped and a chapel which had seen better days.
I sent a couple of messages to get some help in finding the theatre which was here. Luckily I received swift replies and one of them included a map of the site so we head on to the Mosquito Theatre.