Gedächtnisallee 5
D-92696 Flossenbürg

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Chemnitz Subcamp

October 24, 1944 – April 1945

  • The former main building of the Astra-Werke Chemnitz, 2006 (Photo: Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial).

  • Former Astra-Werk I in Chemnitz, 2018 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial / Photo: Rainer Viertlböck)

  • Former Astra-Werk II in Chemnitz, 2006 (Photo: Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial)


510 women transferred from the Auschwitz concentration camp, among them 200 from Russia, 150 from Poland, 150 from Italy (including numerous Slovenians), 10 from Yugoslavia, and 5 from Croatia.

Forced labor and quarters

Production of metal parts for airplanes and machine guns for the Astrawerke AG Chemnitz. Production took place in two shifts in two factory workshops. The women were quartered in the upper floor of one of the factory buildings, where the windows were barred (Altchemnitzer Straße).


Detail Leader Willing, 30 female overseers and 8 male guards.

Death toll

Two deaths.

Disbanding of the camp / end of the war

The subcamp was evacuated in 1945 and the women were first sent to Leitmeritz. From there they were forced to march to the nearby Hertine subcamp and work for around another two weeks in munitions production. They were liberated by the Red Army around May 8, 1945.


None. Today, factory 1 is used as an education center, while the former administrative building houses the offices of the Chemnitz administrative district.