The Nazi regime erected hundreds of barrack camps in and around Berlin to serve as housing for forced labourers. Large sections of German society and the economy were involved in constructing, operating and supplying the camps. In 1942, Siemens leased a camp for 330 people from the Reich Autobahn in Falkensee. The landlord was responsible for maintenance, but Siemens provided the camp leader and food. All costs were deducted from the wages of the forced labourers. Polish workers, including Antoni Grot, lived here as of August 1943. The workers were often insulted and abused by the camp personnel.