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Hertine (Rtyně) Subcamp

October 10, 1944 – mid-April 1945

  • View of the village Rtyně, 2019 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial / Photo: Rainer Viertlböck)


600 Hungarian Jewish women from the Auschwitz concentration camp. On April 13, 1945, 394 women were imprisoned in Hertine.

Forced labor and quarters

Filling of shells with gunpowder and phosphorous for the “Gesellschaft zur Vewertung Chemischer Erzeugnisse Hertine GmbH” (subsidiary firm of Dynamit Nobel AG); a small work detail performed agricultural work. The women were quartered in a fenced-in barracks compound in the woods.


Detail leader Behr with 41 SS men and 19 female overseers.

Death toll

Four documented deaths, but the real number of victims is most likely higher.

Disbanding of the camp / end of the war

The camp was evacuated in mid-April and the prisoners sent to Theresienstadt, where they were liberated by the Red Army.