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Gundelsdorf Subcamp

September 12, 1944 – April 13, 1945

  • Aerial view of the former production area in Gundelsdorf, 2018 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial / Photo: Rainer Viertlböck)

  • Payment claim issued by the Flossenbürg commandant’s office, 1944 (Bundesarchiv Berlin)

  • The air force supply camp Gundelsforf had to pay fees for the deployed prisoners. The claim shows that female prisoners were forced to work in Gundelsdorf starting September 12, 1944.


100 Polish-Jewish women (from September 1944), 21 Polish-Jewish men (from November 1944).

Forced labor and quarters

The women were forced to work for the aerial intelligence equipment camp 1 of military district VIII in Płaszów, which was relocated to Gundelsdorf. They were forced there to build the barracks as well as load and unload trains.

20 women had to sew army uniforms for Wiedemann, a firm in Knellendorf.


Four female overseers and a few air force soldiers. The detail leader, Friedrich Fischer, an air force captain, mistreated the prisoners.

Death toll

No women died. Two of the men died in Gundelsdorf, while 18 are verified as dying after their transfer back to the Flossenbürg main camp.

Disbanding of the camp / end of the war

In February, 66 women were sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, around 20 to the Zwodau subcamp. On April 13, 1945 there were still 15 women in Gundelsdorf; their fate is unknown.


Since May 2002 a memorial stone created by the sculptor Heinrich Schreiber memorializes the subcamp at Gundelsdorf.