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Location: Bruntál, Czech Republic
Camp Commandant: SS-Hauptscharführer Paul Ulbort

Freudenthal was one of only 3 Auschwitz sub-camps in the former Czechoslovakia borders that also included the camps of Lichtewerden and Brünn. Freudenthal was situated in the Czech town of Bruntal approximately 160 kilometres from the main camp of Auschwitz, and did not fall to the Red Army until May 6th 1945.

Read testimony of Franciszek Targosz about Freudenthal sub-camp.


Freudenthal sub-camp of Auschwitz
The area of the Freudenthal sub-camp where prisoners lived looking towards the Bruntál train station in the background
Photo by Michael Challoner ©



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