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|Colditz Castle dates back to about 1200AD but became notorious during World War II as Oflag IVc (Officer's Camp IVc), a prisoner-of-war camp for "incorrigible" allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps. The Nazi SS made Colditz a Sonderlager (high-security prison), the only one of its type within Germany. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring even declared Colditz "escape-proof". Th...||02/14/2006||1,065|
|Camp des Milles was a French internment camp, opened in September 1939, in a former factory. The camp was first used to intern Germans and Austrians, and by June 1940, some 3,500 people were detained here.|
Between 1941 and 1942 Le Camp des Milles was used as a transit camp for Jews before deportation. About 2,000 of the inmates were shipped off to the Drancy camp on the way to Au...
|The Camp de Rivesaltes is a military camp in France (also called camp Joffre) located on the territory of the commune of Rivesaltes in Pyrénées-Orientales in the South of France. The camp was also used for interning several civil populations from 1939 to 2007. The darkest period of the camp was in 1942 when 2251 Jews, including 110 children of the Rivesaltes Camp were transferred via the Drancy...||08/21/2009||284|
|At Springhirsch near Kaltenkirchen was from August 1944 to April 1945 a satellite camp of concentration camp Neuengamme. |
The prisoners had to construct a military airport.
About 700 of them died in this camp.
Some remains of the camp are still visible. There is also a small museum and a memorial.
|Salaspils concentration camp was established at the end of 1941 at a point 18 km southeast of Riga,in the country of Latvia. The Nazi bureaucracy drew distinctions between different types of camps. Officially, Salaspils was a Police Prison and Work Education Camp (Polezeigegfängnis und Arbeitserziehungslager). It was also known as camp Kurtenhof after the German name for the city of Salaspils. ...||01/05/2010||398|
|Ravensbrück was a notorious women's concentration camp during in World War II, located in northern Germany, 90 km north of Berlin at a site near the village of Ravensbrück (part of Fürstenberg/Havel). Construction of the camp began in November 1938 by SS leader Heinrich Himmler and was unusual in that it was a camp primarily for women. The camp opened in May 1939. In the spring of 1941, the SS ...||08/10/2007||2,278|
|A reconnaissance picture of the concentration camp Dachau near Munich made during WWII.|
In total, over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 countries were housed in Dachau. Beginning in 1941, Dachau was also used for extermination purposes. Camp records list 30,000 persons killed in the camp, with thousands more who died due to the conditions in the camp. In early 1945, there was ...
|The camp Le Vernet (or Camp Vernet) served several functions between June 1918 and 1948:|
June 1918: Establishment of the camp to house French colonial troops during World War I. Short after the opening of the camp, it became a camp for German and Austrian POW's.
During the interbellum: Military depot.
1939: Reception camp for refugees Spanish civil war...
|1940 Heinrich Himmler took over this castle after it was expropriated from jewish owners. 1943 it became for a short time a sub camp for KZ Sachsenhausen when 25 inmates should keep the park clean.|
No one knows if Himmler ever stayed here.
After the war the castle became a hospital, a casino and recreation home for the Soviet Red Army. Later it became a guest house...
|Danish military camp of the royal guard in Hovelte. Here they are the first 8 month through their training before they go to Rosenborg Castle.||02/04/2006||343|
|Trawniki village is located approximately 40 km east of Lublin. In autumn 1941, the Nazis established a labour camp at an old sugar factory, and an SS training camp for SS recruits from Russia and the Baltic States.||12/02/2009||848|
|Royallieu was one of the biggest transit camps of Nazi-Germany in occupied France. More than 45.000 people passed through it. The camp served between June 1941 and August 1944.|
Within Royallieu stood "Camp C", or the "Jewish camp". This part of Royallieu was an extermination camp on itself. The Jewish prisoners were starved to death.