Work Camps

The data on the Work Camps has been collected from a variety of sources and may not always be accurate. According to The Red Cross Report, there were 313 Work Camps for British & Commonwealth POWs attached to Stalag 18A in August 1944.

I am mainly indebted to the Public Record Office and to Edith Petschnigg for providing the list of Work Camp numbers and their locations.

There are two sets of identification numbers for Work Camps. Numbers which have the suffix 'L'  (Landwirtschaft) denote a camp where the work was agricultural in nature, e.g. farm work, forestry. Numbers which have the suffix 'GW' (gewerbliche Wirtschaft)denote a camp where the work was 'trade or industry'. There is also a third catagory, 'HV' (Heeresverwaltung (Army Administration)) but there weren't many camps of this type in Austria. The army (Wehrmacht) was in charge of these camps.

Click on any highlighted Work Camp number or location for more information (extracted from Red Cross reports).

Note: I do possess information on several Work Camps, but it will take me some time to enter all of it. If you're interested in a Camp which isn't highlighted in the list, then email me. I might be able to tell you more. 

Number Type Location Work
1 GW Tremmersfeld  
3 GW St. Egidi/Sv. Ilj  
6 L Weinberg  
9 L Mauteau French POWs
15 HV    
17 GW Tauplitz  
22 GW Leitendorf (near Leoben) chalk quarry
23 GW Schirmitzbuhel French POWs
27 HV Zeltweg airfield construction
29 L Ebersdorf farming
29 GW Klagenfurt French POWs
34 GW Mureck (?)  
35 L? Marburg  
35 GW Goss bei Leoben French POWs
36 L    
36 GW Kriegelach French POWs
44 L Prosdorf French POWs
45 GW Niklasdorf  
45 L St Egidi  
47 GW Niklasdorf paper mill
56 or 65 GW Marburg/Maribor  
56 HV Graz French POWs
58 L Laufnitzgraben road & forestry
59 GW Trofaiach stone quarry
64 GW Thesen/Teszno  
65 GW Thesen/Teszno (Marburg) waterworks
66 GW Thesen (as part of 86GW)  
67   Thesen (as part of 86GW)  
68 GW Thesen (as part of 86GW)  
74 L Kalsdorf farm work
75 HV Obertraun/Dachstein  
76 HV Gosting, Graz horse hospital, gardening
77 L Ragnitz farm work
78 L St. Georgen a. d. Stiefing  
80 L Mahrenberg a. d. Drau/Trg Radlje ob Dravi farm work
84 L Frauheim French POWs
85 L Wald French POWs
86 GW Thesen/Tezno (made up of 66,67,68GW)  
87 L Breitenbach French POWs
88 HV? Eisentraten  
89 L Preding French POWs
89 GW Marburg French POWs
91 GW Sauerbrunn bei Pols paper factory
94 GW Furstenfeld brickworks?
95 GW St Marein-St Lorenzen Muerztal construction
96 L Wollsdorf (near Unterfladnitz)  
98 L Dirnbach (near Stainz bei Straden) farm work
99 L Bernstein farm work
100 L Sinabelkirchen farm work
101 GW Wannersdorf (near Frohnleiten) paper-mill
102 GW Thesen/Tezno  
103 L Pöllau bei Gleisdorf (near Markt Hartmannsdorf)  
105 L Entschendorf (near St. Margarethen a. d. Raab)  
105 HV Strasgang French POWs
106 GW Bruck a. d. Mur railway
107 GW Graz-Wetzelsdorf  
107 L Unterlassnitz/Labuch farm work
109 L    
110 L Urscha (near Labuch) farm work
113 GW Marburg/Maribor  
114 GW Kraubath a. d. Mur  
116 L Hofstätten a. d. Raab  
117 GW Trofaiach French POWs
118 GW St Marein French POWs
119 GW Pernegg  
120 L    
121 GW Gams/Kamnica road/bridge building
122 L Zöbing (near St. Margarethen a. d. Raab)  
128 L Gersdorf farm work
131 GW St Marein French POWs
132 L Altenmarkt b. Riegersburg (near Riegersburg)  
132 GW Retznei cement factory
133 L Muggendorf (near Stainz bei Straden) farm work
136 L Kohlberg farm work
137 L Lödersdorf  
138 GW    
139 L    
141 GW Graz Andritz French POWs
142 L Raning  
143 GW    
144 GW Thesen/Tezno  
145 L St Erhart? French POWs
148 GW Pinkafeld woolen mill
154   Stubenberg French POWs
157 L/GW Weisberg French POWs
160 Feistritz   French POWs
162 L Olbendorf farmwork/saw mill
165 L Wolfau  
168 L Sinabelkirchen French POWs
170 GW Sterntal  
171 L Ruprecht French POWs
173 HV Unterpremstätten (nr Graz)  
174 L Preding Krottendorf French POWs
175 L Sodingberg French POWs
177 L Fluttendorf French POWs
178 L Soding French POWs
180 GW Liezen  
182 GW Graz-Liebenau  
187 GW    
192 GW Kaffenberg French POWs
194 GW Leitendorf (near Leoben) magnesit factory/brick works
195 ? Kindberg railway
197 GW Koflach  
199 L Vilfersdorf French POWs
199 GW Sunk (near Hohentauern) magnesite quarry
200 GW    
201 L Oberschockl farm work
203 L St Marein French POWs
204 L Niklasdorf French POWs
208 L Kleintal (near Übelbach)  
210 L Hurth French POWs
211 L Unter-Rakitsch  
212 L Radochen (near Hof bei Straden) farm work
213 L Hof French POWs
214 L Nieder Gams French POWs
215 L Zeierling French POWs
216 L Gross Florian French POWs
216 GW Gross Weitsch/Kaffenberg French POWs
218 L Grafendorf French POWs
218 GW    
219 GW    
220 L Unterauersbach  
222 L   French POWs
223 L Eisenzicken  
224 L Nestelbach im Ilztal farm work
225 L St Michael French POWs
226 L St. Martin am Wöllmißberg  
229 L    
232 GW Köflach glassworks
233 L Ratkersberg-Altneudörfl (near Radkersburg-Umgebung) farm work
235 L Pistorf farm work
236 L    
238 GW    
239 GW Schwanberg saw mill
240 L Wildon  
241 L Krottendorf-Gaisfeld  
242 L Dobersdorf (Rudersdorf)  
243 L Limbach i. Burgenland (near Kukmirn)  
245 L Rohr a.d. Raab (near Edelsbach bei Feldbach)  
246 L Krusdorf  
248   Kukmirn French POWs
250 GW    
251 L Kaltenbrunn French POWs
252 GW Krems French POWs
253 L Trieben  
256 L Schloss Brunsee  
257 L Lankowitz French POWs
258 L Edelschrott French POWs
259 L Modriach French POWs
260 L St Martins im Sulmtal farm work
266 L Schloss Brunnsee (near Eichfeld) farm work
280 L Feldbach  
288 GW St. Michael i. Obersteiermark railway/quarry
291 GW Rottenmann  
296 L Radkersburg farm work
299 GW Oberdorf magnesit mine
299 L Heimschuh farm work
300 L Pettau/Probesch farm work
310 L Graz-Straßgang  
318 L Grospetersdorf farm work
320 L Heilig Kreuz (near Wildon)  
331 L Stainz  
352 GW Stein an der Enns forestry
373 GW Weng  
375 L Marburg  
383 GW   Belgian POWs
386 L Entschendorf(near St. Peter a. Ottersbach)  
392 L Feiting farm work
396 L Marburg/Maribor (Kadettenschule) gardening
410 L Dietersdorf (near Zwaring-Pöls) farm work
410 GW Werndorf quarry
413 L Paal (near Stadl an der Mur)  
415 GW Stainach building work
416 GW   French POWs
427 L    
470 L   farm work
487 L   farm work
489 L    
511 L Neuhof bei Graz wood work
512 L    
515 L Gnas  
516 L Aug-Radisch  
517 L Krennach (near Riegersburg)  
518 L    
521 L Neudorf a.d. Mur (near Gabersdorf) farm work
522 L Oberwart farm work
539 L    
545 L St. Oswald b. Plankenwarth  
548 L Reibersdorf (near Grafendorf bei Hartberg)  
549 L Prätis (near Sonnhofen)  
550 L Reichendorf farm work
552 L Feldbach farm work
560 L Bad Gleichenberg  
561 L Deutsch-Kaltenbrunn (near Jennersdorf) farm work
562 L Unterlamm  
563 L Pertlstein  
565 L Hausmannstätten farm work
566 L    
568 L Frohnleiten forestry
571 L Mitterlaßnitz (near Nestelbach b. Graz)  
576 L Liebenau bei Graz gardening
590 L   French POWs
618 GW Judenberg steelworks
622 GW Bruck a.d. Mur French POWs
624 L Wildbach (near Deutschlandsberg)  
629 GW Lassing  
640 GW   dairy
704 L Maiersdorf  
705 L Hainsdorf (im Schwarzautal?)  
720 L Gersdorf an der Feistritz  
724 L Gamsgebirg (near Stainz)  
747 L Mitteregg (near St. Nikolai im Sausal)  
750 L    
752 L Fresing (Gde. Kitzeck im Sausal) farm work
762 L Lannach  
775 L Hofing (near Blaindorf)  
775 L Kaibing  
785 GW Weißenbach a. d. Enns paper-mill
789 L Burgau  
790 L Stegersbach  
795 L Neudorf bei Ilz (near Ilz)  
806 L Oberjahring (near St. Nikolai im Sausal)  
821 L Vorau  
826 GW Murau  
826 L Oberort bei Tragöß (near Tragöß) wood cutting
839 L Stambach farm work
841 L Schäffern farm work
842 L St.Lorenzen am Wechsel  
846 L Neumarkt i. T. (near Stadtschlaining)  
863 L Markt Allhau farm work
875 L Lasselsdorf (near Rassach)  
883 L Feltgitsch (Kleinfeltgitsch?) farm work?
901 GW Reichenberg weaving mill
916 GW    
924 GW Niklasdorf building
929 GW Göß (near Leoben)  
934 L Glashütte forestry
936 L Wenireith (near Buch-Geiseldorf,Hartberg-Umgebung)  
939 GW Unzmarkt saw-mill
940 GW Trieben magnesite/brick factory
942 GW Schladming saw-mill
945 GW Selzthal railway
951 GW Marein/Erzberg quarry
951 GW Präbichl (near Vordernberg)  
955 GW Hieflau railway
956 GW Mitterdorf i. Mürztal building factory
959 GW Goess saw-mill
970 L Hofstätten b. Deutsch Goritz (near Deutsch Goritz)  
970 GW Liezen  
975 GW Liezen  
976 GW Liezen  
977 L St Radegund  
980 GW Veitsch magnesite mine
986 GW Lassing-Moos  
997 L    
1010 GW    
1014 GW    
1017 GW St Lambrecht dynamite factory?
1023 GW Frauendorf (near Unzmarkt-Frauenburg)  
1025 GW Steinach Disciplinary Camp
1029 GW    
1030 GW Obdach railway
1032 GW Graz, Wienerstraße 59  
1039 GW    
1040 GW    
1042 GW    
1046 GW Marburg & St Egydi (Sentilj) railway
1070 GW    
1075 L Dietmannsdorf i. Sulmtal (near Sulmeck-Greith)  
1107 GW    
1107 L Donnersbach  
1123 L Gossgraben bei Trofaiach woodwork
1139 L    
1148 L Sebersdorf farm work
1168 L   farm work
1178 L Laßnitzhöhe  
1203 L Gradisch forestry
1301 L Pruggern  
1379 L St Margareten a.d.Raab  
1395 L Niederwölz farm work
1420 L Unterrettenbach (near Sinabelkirchen)  
1567 L Studenzen  
1612 L Wolfgrub (near Greinbach)  
1619 L Löffelbach (near Hartberg-Umgebung)  
1678 L   farm work
1707   Markt Neuhodis  
1711   Rotenturm  
1715 L Sulz (near St. Margarethen a. d. Raab) farm work
1731 L Spitz (near Deutsch Gortiz) farm work?
1735 L Oberrakitsch, Unterrakitsch (near Eichfeld) farm work
1746 L Kraubath  
1747 L Leibenfeld (near Deutschlandsberg)  
1748 L Köppling (near St. Johann-Köppling) farm work
1749 L Mainsdorf (near Schwanberg) farm work
1750 L Neudorf im Sausal (near St. Andrä-Höch)  
1755 L Eibiswald  
1757 L Tanzelsdorf (near Groß St. Florian)  
1759 L    
1760 L Wernersdorf  
1761   Pirkhof  
1764 L Kraubath i. d. Weststmk (near Groß St. Florian)  
1768 L St Ulrich farm work
1769 L   farm work
1770 L Empersdorf farm work
1776 L    
1783 L    
1805 L Langegg bei Graz  
1812 L Autal (near Laßnitzhöhe)  
1854 L Bodendorf  
1855 L Leitring bei Wagna  
1870 L Graz, Erlengasse 27  
1872 L Graz-Eggenberg, Lilienthalgasse 20 warehouse work
1916 L Untervogau farm work
1925 L Gralla  
1929 L Graz-Wetzelsdorf/Schloss Guthardt  
1931 L Messendorf (near Hart bei Graz, Graz)  
1936 L Wenigzell  
1937 L Lafnitz  
1951 L Pichling b. Köflach (near Köflach)  
1964 L Grub II (near Krusdorf)  
1967 L Bonisdorf (near Neuhaus a. Klausenbach)  
1971 L Siebing (near Weinburg am Saßbach)  
1998 L Riegersbach (near Riegersberg)  
2016 L Wagenbach (near Ebersdorf)  
2018 L    
2020 L Kopfing (near Kaindorf)  
2044 L Walkersdorf farm work
2045 L Reinberg  
2048 L Schladming construction
2050 L Interhof  
2052 L Trog (near Marhof)  
2053 L    
2054 L Lobming (near Voitsberg) farm work
2056 L Gullinggraben (near Aigen i. Ennstal)  
2064 L Pernegg a. d. Mur  
2608 L Lutzmanndorf  
2077 L Worschachwald  
2080 L    
2083 L Glasenhutte, Trofaiach forestry
2088 L Klausenhutte farm work & forestry
2109 L Laßnitz bei Murau  
2123 L Kletschachgraben (near Proleb)  
2124 L Spittal am Semmering farm & forestry
2872 L    
7001 GW Ardning railway
7003 GW    
7010 GW Grossreifling  
10012 GW Seebach turbo-electric power plant
10013 GW Hintertal  
10020 GW Prodnik timber factory
10028 GW Lavamund  
10029 GW Klagenfurt/Weidmannsdorf  
10030 GW Lavamund dam
10037 GW    
10044 GW Fuernitz forestry
10049 GW Trasischk/Treffling (Gmund) 3 separate camps
10057 L Rieding French POWs; farm work
10084 GW Mallnitz/Lassach road work
10104 GW Gummern stone quarry
10105 GW Radenthein forestry?
10106 GW Ferndorf heraklit factory
10134 GW Arnoldstein railway
10196 L Kaponig road & railway
10205 GW Wietersdorf, Klein St. Paul cement factory
10232 GW Zauchen stone quarry
10234 GW Dellach quarry
10294 L Ossiach forestry
10305 GW    
10354 L Pliemitsch  
10487 GW Villach corporation work
10511 GW Postran railway work
10620 GW Tainach (near Klagenfurt) timber-mill
10734 GW Klagenfurt saw-mill/chemical works
10760 L Weidegg  
10859 GW St Johann im Walde granite works
10903 L Mayerhofen  
10911 GW Tainach-Stein  
10913 GW    
10925 GW Leisach trench digging
10928 GW   French POWs
10931 GW Feistritz saw-mill
11001 GW Klagenfurt/Milchhof  
11006 GW Zedlach road construction
11010 GW Kühnsdorf construction
11015   St Johann in Walde pulp factory
11017 GW Fuernitz saw-mill
11022 GW St Veidt/ Glandorf railway
11025 GW Villach railway
11027 GW Frantschach paper-mill
11030 GW Steindorf railway
11033 GW Hermagor saw-mill
11034 GW Wetzmann (nr Koetschach) saw-mill
11035 GW Koetschach saw-mill
11039 GW    
11041 GW Groppenstein roadwork
11057 GW St Ruprecht, Klagenfurt leather factory
11066 GW Hatheyer, Klagenfurt woodyard/soap factory
11072 GW Gradnitz railway
11079 GW Mallnitz/Obervellach cement works
11086 GW Nikolsdorf railway repair
11088 GW Gummern railway?
11089 GW Podlanig stone quarry
11091 L    
11092 GW Pesentheim  
11093 GW Sollfeld  
11094 GW Faakersee saw-mill
11094 L Silberegg farm work
11096 GW Unterdrauburg turbo-electric power plant
11701 L Greuth  
11702      
11897 L    
11903 L    
12040 L    
13001 L    
13048 L Waldenstein castle, road work
13079 L Wabelsdorf saw-mill
? L Burgau  
? L Deutsch Goritz  
? L Dobl  
? L Ebersdorf (near Übersbach)  
?   Eddling-Spittal  
? L Ehrenhausen  
? L Eichberg farm work
?   Eisenertz  
? L Fresing (near Kitzeck i. Sausal)  
? GW Friedberg  
?   Furstenfeld brickworks
? L Gaas farm work
? L Gaishorn am See  
?   Gmund  
? L Gratkorn  
? L Gratwein  
? GW Graz  
? GW Graz  
? GW Graz  
? GW Graz-Puntigam  
? ? Grösssolk  
? L Gussing farm work
? L Heimschuh  
? L Hitzendorf  
? L Hohenilz (near Puch bei Weiz)  
? ? Irdning saw-mill
? GW Judenburg steelworks
? L Judendorf-Straßengel  
? GW Kaisersberg (near St. Stefan ob Leoben)  
? GW Kalsdorf bei Graz metal works
? L Kalsdorf bei Graz  
?   Keiserberg graphite mine
?   Klein Kirchheim  
? L Kleinfelgitsch (near Heiligenkreuz am Waasen)  
? L Laßnitzthal  
?   Leibnitz  
? L Liebensdorf (near Heiligenkreuz am Waasen)  
? GW Meretinzen/Meretince  
?   Mixnitz (near Pernegg an der Mur)  
? L Murau  
? L Mutzenfeld (near Nestelbach i. Ilztal)  
? L Obergoggitsch (near St.Marein bei Graz)  
? L Olbendorf  
?   Paarl  
? L Pfarrsdorf (near Radkersburg-Umgebung)  
? L Pinggau  
? L Pöls  
? GW Radmer  
? GW Ramsau am Dachstein  
? ? Ratsch wine garden
? L Rauden (near Heiligenkreuz am Waasen)  
? L Rechberg (near Semriach)  
? L Reichendorf  
? GW Saurisch/Zavrč  
? GW Schladming  
?   Schwabeck  
? L St. Ilgen  
? GW St.Lambrecht  
? GW Sterntal/Kidrievo  
? L Straß i. Steiermark  
? L Sulb (near St. Martin im Sulmtal)  
? L Tobisegg (near St. Josef)  
? GW Wasendorf (near Fohnsdorf)  
? L Weinitzen  
? L Wundschuh  
? GW Zeltweg  
? L Wies  


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