Concentration camp cemetery Landsberg am Lech

Up until October 1944, the Jewish men and women who died during their incarceration in the Landsberg/Kaufering subcamp complex were disposed of in the Dachau concentration camp crematorium.

Thereafter, the dead of the Kaufering I camp were buried in mass graves to the north of the area. After the end of the war, former concentration camp prisoners returned there and identified them.

The concentration cemetery is located in the industrial estate between Max-von-Eyth-Strasse house numbers 8 and 10. Source: Anton J. Brandl

The design of the concentration camp cemetery was done in 1946/47 by the Landsberg municipal building office in collaboration with a committee of the Saarburg barracks displaced persons camp. In 1950, the concentration camp cemetery was completed and dedicated.

The photograph shows the cemetery shortly after its completion on 1950. At that time the surrounding area had not been built up. Source: Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätte
Unknown graffitied and defaced parts of the cemetery. Source: Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätten
The defacements took place in 1998 and 2000. Source: Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätten

A two-winged door with Star of David gives access to the concentration camp cemetery, which is surrounded by a low wall. In all, there are eight individual grave stones and three memorial plaques of different materials in the area. The memorial was designed by the architect Ernst Rücker.

According to an estimate by the Landsberg District Administration Office in 1949, there are approximately 600 unknown concentration camp victims buried here. In 2006, the Bavarian Palace Department placed a memorial plaque in their memory on the chapel.

In 2006 the Bavarian Palace Administration funded a commemorative plaque in honour of the victims. Source: Anton J. Brandl