Location: Rydułtowy, Poland
Camp commandants: SS-Oberscharführer Alfred Tschiersky, SS-Oberscharführer Hans Kirschner
Number of prisoners: around 1000
Employer in charge: Hermann Göring Werke
Dates of camp's existence: from September 1944 until 19th January 1945
One of the largest shifts of prisoners from Auschwitz towards the end of 1944 was to the Charlottegrube Sub-Camp in Rydułtowy, Poland. Over 1,000 Jewish prisoners mainly of Hungarian, Romanian and Slovakian origin were eventually sent to work at the coal mine between September and October 1944, with the first transport containing approximately 200 prisoners. The last consignment of prisoners were transported on the day of the Sonderkommando revolt on October 7th when prisoners of crematorium 4 in Birkenau blew up the gas chamber during a failed break out.
Information about sources we used while researching the sub-camp you can find here.