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Fort VII - Concentration Camp Posen

Posen was the first Nazi concentration camp established in occupied Poland at fortress VII near the city of Posen (today: Poznan) and was used between 1939 and 1944.

It was not only used as a concentration camp, but as a transit camp, Gestapo-prison and extermination camp.

In 1939, the Nazi's committed for the first time mass murders with poison gas. The victims were gassed in a primitive chamber, codenamed bunker no .17. In 1944, the camp was closed.

The fort today:
Fortress VII currently has a memorial and museum.

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

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