KZ Posen was the first Nazi-camp established in occupied Poland. The camp was used between 1939 and 1944.

KZ Posen was established at fortress VII near the city of Posen (today: Poznan). The camp was used as concentration camp, transit camp, Gestapo-prison and extermination camp. At concentration camp Posen, in 1939, the Nazi's committed for the first time mass murders with poison gas. The victims were gassed in a primitive gas chamber, codenamed bunker nr.17. In 1944, concentration camp Posen was closed.

The fortress today:
Fortress VII is currently a memorial place and museum.

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