» Archive request

The archive provides information on historical topics as well as on individuals (mainly prisoners) and makes reproductions of documents.Please use our » online application form.

Visit to the archives

A visit to the archives is available from Monday to Friday by appointment.

Postal address:

KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg
Gedächtnisallee 5
D-92696 Flossenbürg

Fax:+49 (0)9603-90390-99


Use of the archive and the provision of information is made upon written application. The archive usage is chargeable according to the fee schedule of the Flossenbürg concentration camp memorial in the version dated January 1, 2016. Former prisoners and their families incur no search costs. The relevant data protection regulations must be observed.

» Application form (online)
» Application form (pdf)
» Fee schedule (pdf, German)


A research for prisoners of Flossenbürg concentration camp or one if its subcamps is possible in the online database "Memorial Archives". Digitized personal related documents bring evidence to more than 90 % of the circa 100,000 inmates. You can see all known names of prisoners also in a big memorial book in the basement of the exhibition  “Flossenbürg Concentration Camp 1938-1945” in the Memorial. Please visit also the digital Book of the Dead of the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp 1938-1945.


The archive of Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial is holding a heterogeneous collection of records, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, maps and plans. The majority of records duplicates from other archives and collections.

In particular the holdings of the archive include sources on the following topics:

  • Prisoners
  • SS personnel
  • camp construction and administration
  • subcamps
  • death marches
  • liberation
  • war trials
  • memories of former inmates
  • history of the Memorial

The archive is complemented by a collection of figurative original objects from the camp and post-war period. These mainly include clothes, paintings and graphics, archaeological finds and objects of memorial culture.


The scientific library focuses to National Socialism, concentration camps, forced labor and culture of commemoration. Currently it includes approximately 7,000 units.

The library is publicly available by appointment.

Some of the records are available on the Internet in the » Catalogue of the Association of Memorial Libraries.