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Spaniards who died in Nazi concentration camps

The French Ministry of Veterans and Victims of War, through the Directorate of Administrative Disputes, Civil State and Searches, sent to Spain the Official Death Notifications for the Spaniards who died in Nazi concentration camps. This documentation was entered into the Central Civil Registry in the mid-1950s. It was deposited in this office because said Registry holds the records of births, marriages and deaths of Spaniards that took place outside national territory.

The death notifications are bound into ten volumes and organised as follows:

Book Surnames by letter Number of notifications
1 A-B 559
2 C-CH 485
3 D-F 398
4 G 492
5 H-LL 390
6 M 531
7 N-P 498
8 Q-R 363
9 S 354
10 T-Z 370

The total number of victims registered comes to 4440.

The Rights to Clemency and Other Rights Division has digitised the ten volumes and has generated a database containing the most important details from each notification, i.e.:

Statistically it is possible to establish the following:

  • Death notification no.
  • Surnames Forename
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Province
  • Date of death
  • Concentration Camp
  • Country
  • Family address
  • Image reference
  • Book
Statistically it is possible to establish the following:
1. About the concentration camps where they died:
Camp where they died Number of deceased Spaniards
BREITSTEIN 1
BREITSTEIN-MAUTHAUSEN 3
DACHAU 26
EBENSEE 1
EBENSEE-MAUTHAUSEN 1
FLORISDORF 1
FLORISDORF-MAUTHAUSEN 1
GROSS RAMING-MAUTHAUSEN 1
GUSEN 3959
GUSEN-MAUTHAUSEN 1
LINZ 3
MAUTHAUSEN 371
MELK 7
MELK-MAUTHAUSEN 1
SCHWECHAT-MAUTHAUSEN 2
STEYR 14
STEYR-MAUTHAUSEN 34
TERNBERG 4
TERNBERG-MAUTHAUSEN 8
WIEN 1
2. These are the details on the months and years of the deaths:
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
1940 - - - - - - - - 1 2 11 18
1941 34 30 46 81 50 56 126 192 432 261 879 740
1942 505 192 70 49 46 39 81 48 28 76 57 38
1943 20 21 33 25 16 11 6 4 2 4 1 4
1944 5 5 11 8 7 4 5 4 9 4 6 6
1945 5 3 8 7 3 - 1 - - 1 - -

Work is currently ongoing to debug the database.