A walk through Camp King

Today I took a walk through Camp King in Oberursel with Maria Shipley, who runs “Pension Sprachschule” (www.pension-sprachschule.de).

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We talked about the history of the area and how it is being used today. You can hear it in the following podcast:

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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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  1. Here are some useful links to items mentioned in the podcast:

    SEWO
    http://www.sewo.de/

    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_King

    Pictures and background information
    http://www.campking.net/

    The Interrogators
    http://www.merkki.com/new_page_2.htm
    (includes map of the camp and photo of prisoners boarding the tram at Kupferhammer)

  2. Here are some useful links to items mentioned in the podcast:

    SEWO
    http://www.sewo.de/

    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_King

    Pictures and background information
    http://www.campking.net/

    The Interrogators
    http://www.merkki.com/new_page_2.htm
    (includes map of the camp and photo of prisoners boarding the tram at Kupferhammer)

  3. We had a great response to the first Monday podcast – 72 downloads in the first 6 days. Thank you – and please keep on listening!

  4. We had a great response to the first Monday podcast – 72 downloads in the first 6 days. Thank you – and please keep on listening!

  5. My name is Mark Crawford and I was the 1st SGT of 22nd Signal Brigade until we closed Camp King in 1992.  A wonderful place to live and work at.

  6. Excuse me but this podcast is no longer working…you only get as far as across the road from the u-bahn and it cuts out. Do you have the complete mp3 anymore? Could you please email it to me? Ta muchly!

  7. Hi Angela, thanks for letting me know. I’ve re-uploaded the MP3 file so the player and download links should be working again, although you may have to re-load the page first.

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