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Siegmar-Schönau Subcamp

End of August 1944 – December 10, 1944

  • The Wanderer-Werke in Siegmar-Schönau, ca. 1928 (Deutsche Fotothek, Dresden).

  • The former Wanderer-Werke in Siegmar Schönau, 2018 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial / Photo: Rainer Viertlböck)


In August, 400 Jews arrived from the concentration camp Auschwitz, among them almost 390 from Poland, along with singles from seven other nations. At the end of November, 50 Hungarian Jews from Flossenbürg were transported to Siegmar.

Forced labor and quarters

It was planned to deploy the prisoners in manufacturing tank engines at the Wanderer-Werke. After the factory was destroyed by bombs on September 11, 1944, however, the prisoners were forced to perform clearing work.

The prisoners were quartered in a barracks compound that was fenced in and separated from POWs and civilian forced laborers.


Detail leader Franz Reber and 33 SS guards.

Death toll

One prisoner died in Siegmar, another shortly after his transfer back to Flossenbürg

Disbanding of the camp / end of the war

On December 10, 1944, the prisoners, together with guards, were transferred to the Hohenstein-Ernstthal subcamp.