FLOSSENBÜRG

Opened in Bavaria not far from the Czech border during spring 1938, Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg was one of the camps directly attached to a DEST (Deutsche Erd- und Steinwerke) administrated stone quarry. Horrific conditions led to the death of around 30,000 of the near 100,000 (16,000 of whom were women), who were deported to the Flossenbürg camp system from 1938-1945.

Gate Flossenbürg

Prämienschein tokens were also used at the camp, with two formats introduced. The first, with a serial number printed at the top of the note followed by "Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg" then "Prämienschein", were issued in 1943. These also have a series of vertical lines where the prisoner number was written, with the denomination - either .50RM or RM1, following below. In 1944, the second type of token was introduced. These were printed on light blue card with "Prämienschein über RM1" at the top. Below this, "Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg" was printed above a space for the central validation stamp. A printer's mark was located bottom left whilst the reverse was left blank. Type 2 tokens were only made in the RM1 denomination.

Flossenbürg Tokens