US nurse Mae Lopatin Herman summed up the horror of Mauthausen when she described her arrival at the Nazi concentration camp after its liberation 68 years ago this Sunday.
A woman stands in front of a panel in the new visitor centre at the former concentration camp Mauthausen on May 2, 2013,160 kilometer west of Vienna. Two new permanent exhibitions, housed in the original buildings, tell the dark story of Austria's main concentration camp and its subcamps between 1938 and 1945.
"We could smell (the camp) from a long way off," the former member of a US medical unit recalled. "In the middle of the most beautiful scenery you could ever imagine was this hellhole."