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(Wirtschaftshof) Birkenau

Location: Brzezinka by Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland
Camp commandant: unknown
Number of prisoners: 204
Employer in charge: Forst- und Fischwirtschaft
Dates of camp's existence: from 1943 to January 1945

The sub-camp of Wirtschaftshof Birkenau was established around the same time as the SS farm at Babice in early 1943. This was the closest sub-camp to Birkenau and was only a 5-minute walk from the SS barracks and the SS Kennels known as the Hundezwinger.

As many as 250 prisoners worked and lived at the sub-camp and slept in one wooden barrack. There was 1 barn (that was actually much larger than the prisoners sleeping barracks), 2 cowsheds, a kitchen, and 2 horse stables.

Read testimony of Mojsze Rybowski about living and working in (Wirtschaftshof) Birkenau sub-camp.


Wirtschaftshof Birkenau the sub-camp of Auschwitz
A barn from the sub-camp now in private ownership
Photo by Michael Challoner ©



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

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