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Eidelstedt satellite camp of Neuengamme

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On 27 September 1944, the Eidelstedt satellite camp for women was established in an existing camp of huts on Friedrichshulder Weg. 500 Jewish women from Hungary and Theresienstadt were imprisoned in this camp and used by the Hamburg city council for clearance and construction work. They primarily erected provisional, pre-fabricated houses near the camp. In the final months of the war, the women also had to clear away rubble and snow in Hamburg.

These prisoners had been selected along with around 1,000 other women in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp for work in northern Germany; 400 from Hungary, and 600 from the Theresienstadt Family Camp. In mid-July 1944, they were taken to the Hamburg-Dessauer Ufer satellite camp. In mid September, 500 of the Theresienstadt women were transferred to Neugraben (see related project), and another 100, with 400 Hungarians, to to the Wedel satellite camp for women on 13 September 1944. They arrived at the Eidelstedt camp on 27 September.

Probably on 7 April 1945, the SS cleared the Eidelstedt camp and transported the women to the Bergen-Belsen. On 20/21 April 1945, several hundred more women who had been evacuated to Hamburg from the Helmstedt-Beendorf satellite camp (among them the "Philip Comando" women) arrived at Eidelstedt. In early May, more prisoners came to Eidelstedt from the Langenhorn/Ochsenzoll and Wandsbek satellite camps for women in Hamburg. These prisoners were liberated by British soldiers on 5 May.

Anna Hájková has started this project primarily to reconstruct the names of those 100 women from the Theresienstadt Family Camp.

https://www.kz-gedenkstaette-neuengamme.de/en/history/satellite-cam...