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KL-Floßenbürg

Article about: LAGERZAUN (Camp fencing): 1-2. Near the Krematoria facility, sections of original fencing are still present.

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    KL-Floßenbürg:

    Located near Weiden, and around 40 miles east of Nürnberg, Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg is nestled into the forested hillside of a typical Bavarian setting. The camp however, was anything but idyllic, with an estimated 28,000 victims during its period of existence. Opened in spring 1938, the camp eventually became the fourth largest Konzentrationslager within Nazi Germany. Almost seven years after its inception, the first evacuations began late in April 1945.

    Jacob Weiseborn, Egon Zill, Karl Fritsch, Max Koegel and Karl Künster all held the position of Kommandant, and managed a complement of up to 3,000 staff, many of whom were SS-Aufseherinnen (female guards/wardens), such as Gertrud Becker, an Oberaufseherin who died in 1990 awaiting prosecution for murdering prisoners on a "death march", and Hildegard Pasler, Erstaufseherin of a Strafkommando (First Overseer of a Punishment Detail).

    Major sub-camps included Dresden, Chemnitz, Regensburg and Nürnberg, in addition to sites located within the Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren, such as Holleischen (see thread: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/after-...ischen-199265/ ), Leitmeritz and Hradischko.

    In 1939, approximately 1,600 inmates were incarcerated at KL-Flossenbürg, with the quota rising to over 18,000 as the war progressed.


    KOMMANDANTUR (Commandant offices):

    The approach to the site presents the imposing view of the former Kommandantur building, now utilised by the KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg staff. This area had a row of blocks to the right, which were used as Effektenkammer (storage for prisoner's belongings), with another row of SS guard barracks and lodgings to the left of the main structure. To the right, the former SS garages and locksmith building are visible.


    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture FLOS-KOM-A.jpg   garages to right, locksmith shop beyond.jpg  

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    SS-Lager (SS Camp):

    Much of the former area has long since gone, but several original structures remain.

    1. Transformer station (SS-Kantine visible to the rear)

    2. SS-Kantine (dining hall)

    3. Site of the former SS guard barracks and lodgings
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Original Transformer station (SS-Kantine behind).jpg   FLOS-SS.KANT.jpg  

    SS lodgings and Guard Barracks.jpg  
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    LAGERTOR (Camp gate):

    The Haupteingang (main entrance) to the Häftlingslager (prisoner's camp). Toward the rear of the camp, the original gate posts were placed (to be shown later). This image shows the site of the former Wache (guardhouse) and camp gate, with a view into the main camp.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture gate and guard house.jpg  
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    APPELLPLATZ (roll call area):

    The attachment below shows the roll call area, taken from near the camp laundry, one of few period structures to remain, looking back toward the Kommandantur and Lagertor.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture FLOS-APP-A.jpg  
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    WÄSCHEREI UND KÜCHE (Bath house and Prisoner's kitchen block):

    1. Wäscherei

    2. Küche - post war houses, built on the site of former prisoner barracks visible in the background

    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture WÄSCHEREI  (Laundry and Bath House).jpg   Prisoner's Kitchen Block.jpg  

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    many thanks.

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    Always interesting to see these sites.

    Thanks Carl for another good thread.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thank you gents, I appreciate your kind words. Plenty more to follow...

    HÄFTLINGSLAGER (prisoner's camp):

    Various views of the former prisoner barracks

    1. Foreground - Blocks I and II, background (where post war houses now stand) - Blocks III-VII

    2. View of Küche (prisoner's kitchen block), with the former site of Blocks VIII-XII behind

    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Blocks 1+2 (houses stand where 3,4,5,6+7 where).jpg   View past pris.kitch. toward former Blocks 12,11,10,9+8.jpg  

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    HÄFTLINGSLAGER (prisoner's camp):

    1. View across the site showing the former locations of Blocks 16-18, with the locksmith shop and detention cells block remains visible in the background.

    2. Block 19. Now the location of a modern structure. The Kommandantur and SS-Kantine are just visible to the rear.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Blks 16,17,18 (locksmith shop beyond).jpg   Modern building stands on former Blk.19 site.jpg  

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    ARRESTBAU (Detention Block):

    1. Arrestbau (Detention Block). An image showing the length of the structure, with the courtyard to the far end.

    2. The remains of the Detention Block. Note the Wachturm (watchtower) in the background, one of several original towers that remain at the site.

    3. Remains of the cells. Some 40 cells were installed within the Arrestbau.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture FLOS-ARREST-A.jpg   FLOS-ARREST-B.jpg  

    FLOS-ARREST-D (40cells).jpg  
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