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The Prisoners

The majority of prisoners were imprisoned due to their origins. The National Socialist racial doctrine declared Jews, as well as members of other nations and ethnic groups, as "subhuman." Many were persecuted for their political beliefs, because they had criticized or resisted the regime. Others were imprisoned due to their religious beliefs or for, according to the prevailing ideology, allegedly threatening the "healthy national body."

100,000 people from 47 nations were prisoners in the Flossenbürg concentration camp or one of its subcamps: 84,000 men, 16,000 women and even children. Behind the numbers were individual fates. Who were these prisoners? Why were they here? And what became of them?

Biographies of the Prisoners

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