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Flossenbürg – SS-Aufseherin Ausweis Hilde Lang

This Ausweis belonged to SS-Aufseherin Hilde Lang who served in concentration camp Flossenbürg.
During World War II, some 3,700 female guards, also known as the SS-Aufseherin served in concentration camps.
561 of these female guards served at concentration camp Flossenbürg.
The German government placed advertisements in the newspapers calling on healthy women to show their love for the “Reich”.
They offered good working conditions and a good salary.
Officially, their job was to assist the male guards to keep order in the concentration camps.
But it was common for them to beat, mistreat or even kill the prisoners.
This Ausweis was signed by SS-Obersturmführer Ludwig Baumgartner who was Schutzhaftlagerführer in Flossenbürg concentration camp from March 1944.