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Ganacker Subcamp

February 20, 1945 – April 24, 1945


500 mainly Jewish prisoners from Poland, Hungary, France and Greece; in addition, Russian, Polish, French, Belgian, Czech and German prisoners; overall, prisoners from 17 nations.

Forced labor and quarters

Constructing and leveling runways, roads and paths at the Ganacker military airfield; unloading of wagons; gravel mining. The quarters were varied, at first a coal store with nailed-up windows, then a plane hangar and sheepfold at the air base.

From March, the prisoners had to construct the so-called fin tents, holes in the ground with tent roofs. Every day the prisoners had to march five kilometers from the camp to the military base and back.


Detail leader Donath and 50 SS guards.

Death toll

At least 138 verified deaths.

Disbanding of the camp / end of the war

The camp was evacuated on April 24, 1945. Many of the prisoners left behind in the camp were shot because they could not walk, or they died of malnutrition before the camp was liberated on April 29. Further deaths occurred during the evacuation march, before the prisoners were liberated near Eggenfelden by U.S. troops.


Two commemorative stones memorialize the subcamp and the former concentration camp cemetery.