Stutthof

 

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Today village Sztutowo, during the World War II was called Stutthof, and housed first concentration camp outside pre-war German borders. Opened at 2 of September 1939 was liberated in May 1945, which makes it the longest working Nazi camp.


First months of existence, the camp was civilian internment camp, and from this period origin the part known as “Old Camp”. In 1942 Stutthof became regular concentration camp, and a year later it was necessary to enlarge its terrain. There were built thirty new barracks, the gas chambers and crematorium.
In Stutthof died over 85,000 from 110,000 prisoners. Some of survivors insist on creating a museum, opened finally in 1962. Now visitors can see the conditions of living in a camp, and learn something about this terrible period of history. The exhibition is completed with short documentary movies.





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