Allach – Karlsfeld

To the north of Munich lies a suburb called Allach, where a satellite camp to Dachau was established in March 1943. The main task of the camp was to provide the BMW plant with manpower for the production of aircraft engines. The camp measured about 300 * 300 meters and consisted of about twenty barracks/buildings and the prisoners were divided into different parts of the camp. Jewish prisoners were separated from other prisoners, as were male and female prisoners. The camp was surrounded by barbed wire fences and watchtowers. Out of the camp’s 3,000 – 4,000 prisoners, only a few hundred of these were women. Executions of prisoners were carried out as a result of attempted escape or theft. As early as 1941, prisoners from Dachau had been used in the manufacture of porcelain in a nearby factory. The camp was liberated by American troops on April 30, 1945.

Current status: Partly preserved/demolished with information board (2020).

Location: 48°12' 55.97" N 11°29' 27.82" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

A camp barrack is preserved and on its facade a memorial tablet as been put up. Rest of the former camp area there are now residential buildings, only a barrack floor has survived until our days. Sometime after the war, the floor has been paved and is used by children and young people for various ball games.

Follow up in books: Kogon, Eugen: The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them (2006).