Tihar Jail Complex in New Delhi is one of the largest prison complexes in the world. It comprises of eight prisons in the Tihar Complex with a total population of around 13,160 prisoners against a sanction capacity of 5648 prisoners. In a year about 70,000-80,000 prisoners remain lodged in these prisons for different duration. This prison population has about 80% undertrials and includes about ...
On December 14, 1944, the Oryoku Maru put to sea.
Transporting Japanese soldiers, civilians, and 1,619
prisoners of war out of Manila, the ship suffered
repeated attacks from American fighters that day. That night, the soldiers and civilians were put ashore leaving
behind the prisoners and their guards. Returning to
finish the Oryoku on the 15th, fighters...
Buchenwald concentration camp was a Nazi concentration camp established on the Ettersberg (Etter Mountain) near Weimar, Thuringia, Germany, in July 1937, and one of the largest such camps on German soil. Camp prisoners worked primarily as slave labour in local armament factories. Inmates were Jews, political prisoners, religious prisoners, and prisoners of war. Up to 1942 the majority of the po...
The SS Auffanglager Breendonk was opened 1940 and until 1942 the prisoners were jews who wouldn't obey the anti jewish regulations. From 1942 it was used for resistance fighters and political prisoners.
This is the Mask of Sorrows built on a hillside above the port of Magadan to commemorate the many lives lost during the Stalin era. Magadan was the port where many poltical prisoners were landed during Stalin's era. These prisoners were sent to work mainly in the labour camps in the gold mining area to the north. They first had to build the 'Road of Bones' - so called because so many people die...
In Kochendorf, an satellite camp of the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp was located. It was also known as Eisbär. About 1,800 people were imprisoned here and used as slave labour.
At the end of March 1945, the prisoners were forced to a death march to Dachau. In the camp and during the death march, at least 447 prisoners died.
Stalag Luft 6 was by far the most northern German WW II POW camp. On lists with POW camps it is always indicated as having been open from 06/'43-07/'44, but this camp has a much longer history. It was built in 1939 as Stalag 1C. The first prisoners were of Polish nationality. In 1940 French and Belgian prisoners were brought to the camp and in 1941 also Russian prisoners.
The camp has drawn strong criticism both in the U.S. and world-wide for its detainment of prisoners without trial, and allegations of torture. The detainees held by the United States were classified as "enemy combatants". The U.S. administration had claimed that they were not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against this interpretation on Ju...
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