Bobrek concentration camp

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Prisoners producing aircraft parts in the Siemens-Schuckert factory at Bobrek.

Bobrek was a subcamp of Monowitz concentration camp located in or near Bobrek, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland, and was part of the Auschwitz concentration camp complex. It was built by Siemens-Schuckert and held approximately 250-300 prisoners including 50 women who were used as slave labor to produce electrical parts for aircraft and U-boat submarines. The commandant of the camp was SS-Scharführer Hermann Buch.[1]

Bobrek subcamp was evacuated along with the other camps in the Auschwitz complex on January 18, 1945. The prisoners were sent on a death march to a concentration camp in Gleiwitz, Poland. Many were then transported by rail to Buchenwald concentration camp. While in Buchenwald, the former Bobrek workers were sought out by Siemens-Schuckert executives, who had them transported to the Siemens-Schuckert factory in Siemensstadt, a suburb of Berlin.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Artur Hojan & Cameron Munro (2017), Bobrek concentration camp., Tiergartenstrasse4 Association.
  2. ^ Mapping trauma and its wake: autobiographic essays by pioneer trauma scholars (Psychosocial Stress Series) (Hardcover) by Charles R. Figley Publisher: Routledge (December 16, 2005) Language: English ISBN 0-415-95140-2 ISBN 978-0415951401
  3. ^ Edelheit & Edelheit, History of the Holocaust: A Handbook and Dictionary, ISBN 0-8133-2240-5

Coordinates: 50°04′N 19°16′E / 50.06°N 19.26°E / 50.06; 19.26