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Brünn

Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Camp Commandants: SS-Hauptscharführer Gerhard Palitzsch, SS-Unterscharführer Rieger, SS-Oberscharführer Walterh
Number of prisoners: 251
Employer in charge: SS-WVHA bureau C-Beauleitung Brünn
Dates of camp's existence: from October 1943 until May 1944

In October 1943, the sub-camp of Brünn was set up in the town of Brno in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), around 250km from Auschwitz. Prisoner numbers decreased steadily from its inception until the SS evacuated the camp as the work duties became less and less. From the 251 prisoners sent originally, only 36 remained who were then sent by train to Austria. The Americans finally liberated them on May 3rd, 1945.

Brünn the sub-camp of Auschwitz
The former sub camp building where prisoners were housed, now used as a school
Photo by Michael Challoner ©

 

Sources

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