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KZ Gross-Rosen

Location:

The concentrationcamp was in the vicinity of a place called Gross-Rosen (Rogoznica in Polish) in Poland. During and before the second world war, the area was German territory. After the war it became part of Poland.

History:

The camp was founded in august 1940 as a subcamp of the concentraction camp Sachsenhausen, near Berlin. In may 1941 it became an indepandant concentrationcamp. KZ Gross-Rosen was liberated by the Russian army on February 14th, 1945.

The concentrationcamp had an avarage population of 25000 prisoners. Most of them worked in one of the 70 subcamps of Gross-Rosen.. One of these camps was in a town called Brunnlitz in Czechoslovakia. Here the Jews of "Schindler's List" survived the war.

At the end of the war most prisoners worked on the realization of a new headquarters for Hitler, called Anlage Riese.

Current status:

The former camp is a Polish State museum now. Most parts of the camp still exists. There is a small exhibition and they show an interesting film about the history of the camp.

  The entrance to the camp (1991).
     
  The former crematorium (1991).

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