Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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The Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial Site remembers the fate of the ca. 100,000 persons imprisoned in the camp complex. Working under extreme hardship imposed by the SS, they were forced to mine granite in the concentration camp's own quarry and, from 1943, manufacture aircraft parts for the armaments industry. At least 30,000 of them did not survive their imprisonment.

The Memorial Site, established in 1946-47 on part of the former camp grounds, is one of the oldest in Europe. A number of the camp facilities could be preserved, amongst them the former commandant's headquarters, part of the detention yard, the crematorium, three watchtowers and the roll-call square. Flossenbürg is known worldwide as the execution site of the theologian and resistance figure Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

As a place of remembrance and learning, Flossenbürg has been continuously developed over the past 20 years. Two permanent exhibitions and an education centre have been created, and historical relics, especially in the area of the historic quarry, are being made accessible.


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