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Concentration Camp Kaltenkirchen

Concentration Camp Kaltenkirchen

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.
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Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz, Germany - Mission #141 of the 303rd BG, 25 April 1944

Photo taken from: B-17G #42-32027 Betty Jane 427BS — Altitude: 20,400 feet, Pilot: 2Lt Phil W. O'Hare

http://www.303rdbg.com
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Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

The city of Düren was located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II. During 1944 and 1945, the protracted and bloody Battle for Hürtgenwald was fought on Düren's district area, and on November 16 1944, Düren was completely destroyed by Allied air bombings. Approximately 22,000 people lived in Düren at that time, and 3,000 of them died during the bombin...
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Concentration Camp Buchenwald

Concentration Camp Buchenwald

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...
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Concentration Camp Le Vernet

Concentration Camp Le Vernet

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...
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Kaufering Concentration Camp

Kaufering Concentration Camp

Kaufering Concentration Camp was a network of subsidiary camps of the Dachau concentration camp.

With the intensification of the Allied air war against German industrial and military enterprises after 1943, the German Armaments Ministry and the Schutzstaffel (SS) agreed to accelerate construction of massive underground factories, using large numbers of conscripted laborers and co...
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Concentration Camp Buchenwald Overlays

Concentration Camp Buchenwald Overlays

These photos from the United States Strategic Bombing Survey collection show the bombing attack on 24 August 1944. On the first, before the attack - the inmates' camp appears at the upper right, with the SS compound in a semi-circle (and the adjacent buildings), and the Gutsloff armament factory - the actual target - at the lower right. In the second, bombs are hitting the Gutsloff complex and ...
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Temporary STALAG Luft VI for Enlisted Men at St Wendel

Temporary STALAG Luft VI for Enlisted Men at St Wendel

Opened: From August until September 1944. Temporary POW Camp to replace the original Stalag Luft VI, which was closed in July 1944 after complains by Red Cross.

Camp Description: In summer 1944, Stalag Luft 6 far away in the East was closed, not only because of complaints from the International Red Cross but also because of the Russian pressure against the Germans along the Russi...
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Residenz Building in Munich after Bombing Raid - April 1944

Residenz Building in Munich after Bombing Raid - April 1944

Part of a vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial taken over Munich, Germany after the raid by aircraft of Nos. 1 and 5 Groups, Bomber Command, on the night of 24/25 April 1944, showing the building complex of the Residenz, gutted by incendiary fire. Damage has also been caused to the Feldherrnhalle fronting onto Odeonsplatz (lower right), which was an important Nazi Party 'shrine'.
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A photo of Stalag VII A, ca. 1945, Moosburg

A photo of Stalag VII A, ca. 1945, Moosburg

The camp area is marked by a white line.

The largest German WW II POW camp was Stalag VII-A at Moosburg, Germany. Over 110,000 allied soldiers were imprisoned there. It was liberated by the U.S. 14th Armored Division following a short battle with SS soldiers of the 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division on 29 April, 1945.

More information and pictures here:
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Drancy Internment Camp

Drancy Internment Camp

The Drancy deportation camp of Paris, France was used to hold Jews who were later deported to the extermination camps. 65,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, of which 63,000 were murdered including 6,000 children. Only 2,000 remained alive when Allied forces liberated the camp on 17 August 1944.

Drancy was under the control of the French police until 1943 when administration was ...
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Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

The most severe bombing of Sofia ever occurred on March 30, 1944. Some 370 american heavy bombers flied upon Sofia destroying 3575 buildings. The casualties were relatively modest due to the preliminarily evacuation of the civilians. The target of the bombing, as the image clearly depicts, were neither military installations, nor armed forces, but the very historical downtown of the city of Sof...
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