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Kirchham Subcamp

March 6, 1945 – May 2, 1945

  • Aerial view of the former military airbase Pocking, 2018 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial / Photo: Rainer Viertlböck)

  • Broken down street roller on the former grounds of the airfield, 2014 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial)


400 men, of whom 126 were non-Jewish and 92 Jewish Poles, almost 50 Russians, 34 Hungarian Jews, as well as both Jewish and non-Jewish prisoners of German, Yugoslavian, Czech, and French nationality, along with individuals from seven other countries.

Forced labor and quarters

Construction of a runway for the military airbase under the direction of a Vienna construction firm; constructing barracks at the railway station. The prisoners were forced to sleep on the floor in two or three fenced-in wooden barracks.


Detail leader Paul Landgräbe, four SS non-commissioned officers, several air force soldiers.

Death toll

96 prisoners fell victim to a catastrophic lack of food rations and from sickness

Disbanding of the camp / end of the war

The subcamp was liberated on May 2, 1945 by American troops.


Between 1945 and 1948 a mass grave was turned into a concentration camp cemetery, which was however closed in 1957. Today, a monument stands in memoriam where the mass grave once was.