Stutthof


Stutthof
   This concentration camp was located east of Danzig (Gdansk), at the mouth of the Vistula River. Initially designated as a camp for civilian prisoners of war following the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, it became a concentration camp in January 1942 and remained in operation until May 1945. Initially the camp had few Jewish inmates and was used to incarcerate Soviet prisoners of war. In 1944, however, Stutthof was turned into a death camp when large transports of Jews consisting primarily of women were brought to the camp from the Baltic states and Auschwitz. As was the practice in the other extermination camps in Poland, the Jews were put through a Selektion, and many were sent to the gas chambers. Of the 50,000 Jews who were sent to Stutthof, nearly all were killed.

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  • Stutthof Trial — was a war crime tribunal held at Gdańsk, Poland, from April 25, 1946, to May 31, 1946, where the joint Soviet/Polish Special Criminal Court tried and convicted of crimes against humanity a group of thirteen ex officials and overseers of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Stutthof concentration camp — Not to be confused with Struthof. Coordinates: 54°19′44″N 19°09′14″E / 54.32889°N 19.15389°E / 54.32889; 19.15389 …   Wikipedia


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