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KZ-Stutthof liberation

Article about: Today, Friday 9th May 2014, marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Stutthof concentration camp. Soviet forces arrived at the camp on this day in 1945, liberating some 100 prisoners

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    Today, Friday 9th May 2014, marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Stutthof concentration camp.

    Soviet forces arrived at the camp on this day in 1945, liberating some 100 prisoners who had hidden during the final evacuations of the camp. As early as January, initial evacuations took place, later followed by larger volumes of inmates from the Stutthof camp system that headed toward the sea - the location, by Danzig, was completely surrounded by Soviet forces. Around 50,000 inmates were involved in the evacuations, many of whom were driven into the waters off the Baltic Sea coast and machine gunned. The remaining inmates were marched toward eastern Germany but were intercepted by Soviet forces, forcing the Germans to drive the inmates back to the main camp. The poor weather and harsh treatment by the SS guards led to many prisoner deaths on the forced marches. Around 4,000 Stutthof inmates were transported via boat to Neuengamme and other camps located along the coast during April 1945. During these final evacuations, many inmates drowned. The total deaths among those evacuated from the Stutthof camps rose to over 25,000 - more than 50% of the evacuated inmates. In total, of the near 100,000 likely deported to KZ-Stutthof throughout its existence, over 60,000 people died in the camp. Typhus epidemics claimed many lives during the winter of 1942 and again in 1944, as did the gas chamber that was operational from spring 1944 onward.
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    As ever a fine sympathetic remembrance of the plight of these poor people. Well done Carl. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    And today, May 9th 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of KZ-Stutthof. Below are several images taken recently, showing various memorials and commemorative markers at the site.

    1) The large marker present at the entrance to the museum site

    2) Located adjacent to the Gaskammer (gas chamber), the Star of David marks the Jewish victims at the site. In the background, the large structure is the Museum Archive Building, former Kommandantur (camp HQ)

    3) This image was taken on the site of the former Appellplatz (roll call area), and shows the large memorial to the tens of thousands who died at Stutthof. On the other side of this structure is a long, narrow window that shows the charred remains of some of the victims of the camp - behind the structure, the chimney of the Stutthof Krematorium is just visible.
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    Many thanks Carl!........
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Shalom Carl

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    Hi Carl, your many thousands of kilo meters on the road to sites such as this one are keeping the horrors of our shared past in just remembrance. May the lives of all victims of the Nazi atrocities be held in remembrance for eternity. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Today, 9th May 2016, marks another anniversary - this time, 71 years since the liberation of Stutthof.
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    Another year has passed...and we remember them, again.
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