Biography: Erika Flocken

Erika Flocken was born on November 12 1912 in Abterode as Erika Hosenberg. She completed her medical studies in Königsberg, Cologne, and Marburg with the state examination. From June 20 1944 she was the head doctor of the Organisation Todt in its hospital at Schwindegg. She was also responsible for the health of the prisoners in the nearby Mühldorf subcamp complex. It was proven that Flocken took part in selections twice. 831 prisoners were subsequently murdered in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

At the Mühldorf Main Trial in 1947, Flocken was charged with neglecting prisoners, refusing medical aid, and participating in selections. She was given the death sentence, which was first reduced to a life term and then later to 38 years. Already free on probation in 1957, Flocken was definitively released from Landsberg War Criminal Prison for good behavior in 1958. She died on April 4, 1965.

Erika Flocken at the pronouncement of her verdict in the Mühldorf Main Trial, 13. Mai 1947 - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.