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Schönheide Subcamp

February 21, 1945 – April 13, 1945

  • Aerial view of the former factory grounds in Schönheide, 2018 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial / Photo: Rainer Viertlböck).


50 men, of whom 17 were Czech, 12 Polish (among them 10 Jews), nine Germans (among them a Jew), along with single prisoners from eight other countries.

Forced labor and quarters

The prisoners, mostly skilled craftsman, were forced to build a barracks compound for up to 500 people. Some prisoners worked for R. Feuss, a company relocated from Berlin-Steglitz that produced aircraft equipment, in a disused textile factory. The prisoners were quartered in the so-called “Schurig factory.”


Detail leader Karl Freitag and 16 guards.

Death toll

In the registers, three deaths are recorded.

Disbanding of the camp / end of the war

Around April 13, 1945, the prisoners were presumably transferred to another camp to perform clearing work and after a few days forced to join the death march heading in the direction of Bohemia.


A monument for the victims of the death marches is located in the cemetery, with the inscription: “here rest those innocently murdered by the Nazi hordes.”