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Concentrationcamp Gross-Rosen

Gross-Rosen was a concentration camp, situated south of the village Rogoznica in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. The camp was established in the summer of 1940 as a satellite camp of concentration camp Sachsenhausen. On the 1st of May 1941 Gross Rosen became a independent concentration camp. Until February 1945 125.000 humans were brought to the camp; 40,000 of them died here.

Nowadays the former concentration camp is a national museum.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Jeroen Koppes
  • Photos: Koos Winkelman

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