Prisoners of War Camp Stalag VII A

In September 1939, shortly after the begin of World War II, POW Camp Stalag VII A was built in the North of Moosburg. It was built for 10.000 prisoners of war, but at the end of the war 80.000 allied soldiers were kept here. The 80.000 prisoners of war were mainly French and Russian soldiers.

In 1945 the American forces occupied Moosburg and liberated the prisoners of war. Afterwards Stalag VII A served as a internment camp (Camp No. 6) for 12.000 German prisoners who were accused of participation in the Nazi regime. From 1948 the camp was used as a relief camp for people who lost there house during the war.

Today a few barracks and a monument on the former prisoner cemetery do remember to what once took place here.

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