In late September or early October 1944, the SS transported 500 female prisoners to Hannover. The women were divided into two groups and forced to work at the Brinker ironworks. In Factory I they produced ammunition, while in Factory II they manufactured aircraft parts and repaired planes. Most of the women were from Poland and had been arrested during the Warsaw Uprising and deported to Hannover via the Pruszków transit camp and Stutthof concentration camp.

The grounds of the Brinker ironworks were the target of numerous Allied bombing raids in the final months of the war. In early January 1945, one of these attacks destroyed the camp in Langenhagen, killing at least two women. The prisoners were then transferred to the satellite camp for women in Hannover-Limmer.

The name of the commander of the Hannover-Langenhagen satellite camp is unknown.


2 October 1944 to December 1944

Number of Prisoners

500 Female Prisoners

Kind of Work

Construction of aircraft parts and aircraft repairs, production of ammunition

Labor on Behalf of

Brinker Ironworks



Am Brinker Hafen (reached via Vahrenwalder Straße and Wohlenbergstraße)
30179 Hannover


On 8 May 2003, a monument was dedicated in the grounds of the former Hannover-Langenhagen satellite camp for women at the initiative of IG Metall Hannover.


ZeitZentrum Zivilcourage [Z]
Theodor-Lessing-Platz 1a
30159 Hannover
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IG Metall Hannover
Postkamp 12
30159 Hannover
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