WTF? German town mulls housing refugees in Buchenwald

The front gate at Buchenwald whose inscription reads, ‘To Each What He Deserves.’ (Photo credit: courtesy of Paul Paul Pugliese)

BERLIN — Asylum-seekers in Germany may be housed in a former Nazi concentration sub-camp under plans being mulled by a town that have sparked criticism, reports said Tuesday.

Faced with an influx of refugees fleeing war-torn places such as Syria, Germany is scrambling to accommodate new arrivals, resorting to converted schools and makeshift villages of freight containers.

But town authorities in Schwerte in western Germany are considering moving around 20 asylum-seekers into a former satellite camp of Buchenwald, according to several German media outlets.

Buchenwald was one of the largest and most notorious Nazi concentration camps on German soil in World War II…