Flossenburg

 

History

    Flossenburg was a camp in the hills above the village of Floss in Bavaria near the Czech border.  The camp was established in 1938 to assist an SS firm which operated a large granite quarry nearby.  Most inmates were worked in the quarries or nearby Messerschmidt factories.  More than 110,000 prisoners passed through Flossenburg and its subcamps.  It is estimated that up to 45,000 died, many of them during the evacuation of the camp in 1945.

Philatelic Materials

    Main Camp

    Subcamps

        Chemnitz

        Holleischen

        Neu Rohlau

        Regensburg

References

Erik Lordahl, German Concentration Camps 1933-1945, History and Inmate Mail (2000).  Referred to as Lordahl.

Feig, Hitlers Death Camps (1979) 

Copyright 2001 Edward Victor