Located in Silesia, not far from what is now Wroclaw in southern Poland, Gross-Rosen was initially a sub-camp of KZ-Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg but became an independent concentration camp during 1941. One of the highest populations of female prisoners throughout the entire concentration camp system was held at Gross-Rosen and its sub-camps. By the beginning of 1945, well over 75,000 prisoners were incarcerated within the Gross-Rosen complex with around a third being Jewish women. Around 120,000 people were deported to the Gross-Rosen camps. One third are estimated to have died, either in the camps or on the death marches that followed their evacuation.
The tokens issued at the camp were of two types, both made of card. Type 1, issued in 1943 featured the words "Konzentrationslager Gross-Rosen" above "Prämienschein", vertical lines and finally, a denomination marking of either "Wert: RM 0.50" or "Wert: RM1.00". The 1944 variant was consistent with other 1944 pattern Prämienschein examples such as those from Auschwitz, Flossenbürg and Mauthausen.