Mauthausen is a city of Vienna.It was located about 3 miles from the town of Mauthausen in upper Austria. 12 Nazi regime classified as "ascoials" from Dachau concetration camp to the Mauthausen site in order to...begin cunstruction of the new camp.By the end of 1938.Mauthausen held nearly 1000 prisoners ,still.

The site was chosen as a site for a slave labour camp because of the nearby granite quarry,and due to its proximity to linz.Although the camp was,from the beginning of its existence,controlled by the german state,it was founded by a private company as an economic enter prze.