Stalag VIII A
(Poland - Lower Silesian - Zgorzelec)
Stalag VIII A was a German POW camp during the Second World War and was situated near the city of Zgorzelec.
Although Stalag VIII A had a capacity of 15.000 prisoners, it held 47,328 POWs at one time. On 14 February 1945 the camp was closed. About of 12,000 Soviet prisoners died here.
The camp today:
All the camp building were demolished after the war. Today a memorial site is located on the spot where the camp once stood.
It is possible to visit an exhibition about Stalag VIII A on ul. Powstancow Slaskich 1 in Zgorzelec.
- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: Wikimedia Commons
Address and contactinformation
- ul. luzycka
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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Point of interest
- War Memorial Fire Brigade and Military Association Posottendorf-Leschwitz
- Memorial Former Evangelic Cemetery
- War Memorial Rauschwalde
- War Graves Städtischer Friedhof Görlitz
- Polish War Cemetery Zgorzelec
- Mass Grave KZ-Außenlagers Görlitz