The Hersbruck concentration subcamp: the grounds today with the location of information plaques
The Hersbruck concentration subcamp: the grounds today with the location of information plaques

Leitmeritz, with about 16,000 prisoners, and Happurg\Hersbruck with about 9,000 prisoners, were the two largest subcamps of the Flossenbürg concentration camp. In Happurg the prisoners had to create a large underground tunnel system, in order to construct an arms industry camp there. Happurg\Hersbruck belonged, like the main camp, to the worst places in the Flossenbürg camp system: approximately every second prisoner did not survive.

From the Hersbruck camp nothing remains. Commemorative plaques and monuments in Hersbruck and Happurg, as well as monuments in the sites of Hubmersberg and Schupf, where corpses of deceased prisoners were burnt, remind of the subcamp. The tunnel system in Happurg is not accessible due to danger of collapse.

Map of Happurg\Hersbruck<br /><br />The concentration camp prisoners were housed from the summer of 1944 in Hersbruck and worked in Happurg. The way to the work place was by foot or train.
Map of Happurg\Hersbruck
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