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Flossenburg Concentration Camp

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Flossenburg Concentration Camp was the fourth established, in 1938. It had a strict regime of slave labor in a stone quarry, not far from Weiden; also used for prominent prisoners.

Prominent prisoners and executions

It held a number of prominent prisoners, especially after the 20th of July 1944 assassination attempt against Hitler. Admiral Wilhelm Canaris and Major-General Hans Oster, of the Abwehr, and Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, all three accused in the Plot, were all executed there late in the war, after torture.