National Socialism, war and destruction

From 1933, if not earlier, the National Socialists frequently used both the production site and the entertainment area for political and military purposes. The hall was later used as an assembly point for the Labour Service and, from 1939, for medical and psychological examinations.

The factory complex was evidently also used for military production. The shafts leading into the former storage cellar are encased in bunker concrete, and the section of the yard above the cellars is also strengthened with special hardened concrete.

Much of the building stock was destroyed by bombing during World War II, in 1944, including the former brewery building on Schwiebusser Strasse, the former stables, and the hall building on Fidicinstrasse.

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