Prisoners from Austria

The persecution of political opponents, the Jewish population and other minorities started immediately after the annexation of Austria in March 1938. The first political prisoners were taken to Dachau concentration camp on 1 April 1938, and in the summer of 1938, a large new concentration camp was set up at Mauthausen near Linz. After the start of the war, Austrian Jews were increasingly concentrated in Vienna and systematically deported. Roma and Sinti suffered similar persecution. Most of the Austrians in Neuengamme were imprisoned for political reasons or because they were regarded as criminals. The majority of them had been transferred here from Mauthausen or Dachau concentration camps. A total of around 300 men and 20 women from Austria were imprisoned in Neuengamme and its satellite camps.

Further reading at the Learning Center Prisoners from Austria Prisoners from Austria
Media Library

The complete permanent exhibition "Time Traces" and the other side exhibitions on the grounds of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial are also available digitally in the memorial's media library. Unfortunately, the media library is only available in German.

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