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Eintrachthütte 

Location: Świętochłowice, Poland
Camp commandants: SS-Hauptscharführer Josef Remmele, SS-Hauptscharführer Wilhelm Gehring
Number of prisoners: around 1374
Employers in charge:OSMAG (Ost-Maschinenbau GmbH), Firma Grün u. Bilfinger, Firma Holzmann-Posen, Königshütter Metallwerke
Dates of camp's existence: from May 1943 until 23rd January 1945

On average, 15 prisoners died each week through starvation or beatings. There were regular selections made on the assembly ground of the sub-camp where weak prisoners were sent to Birkenau to be gassed. Replacements would quickly be sent to make up the numbers.

This continued until the end of 1944 when the Red Army advance approached the camp. In January 1945, the majority of the prisoners were taken to open rail cars where they endured a 4 day journey to Mauthausen concentration camp. 


Read testimony of Leonard Chłądzyński about living and working in Eintrachthütte sub-camp.


 

Eintrachthütte sub-camp of Auschwitz
The original gate and entrance to the sub-camp
Photo by Michael Challoner ©

 

Sources

Information about sources we used while researching the sub-camp you can find here.

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