Fort XIII

Fort XIII
Fort XIII (Wild, David. Prisoners of hope. 1992. London)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

What happened after 1945

German soldiers after  1945 could recognize what it  really meant to be POW's. Especially in Torun,  where Germans were captured by the Soviet army. During first months of 1945  Soviets and Poles captured German soldiers and civilians in Fort XV. The Soviet  camp was in Glinki. From letters and relations of witnesses  we know that the conditions there were very hard. Mostly soldiers and civilians had to work in farms or in the city. In september 1947 after trials POW's camp for Germans were definitively dissolved. Many of them went back home but the rest were moved to other camps. History of Germans after 1945 in Torun is really fascinating so that's why we will come back to this topic....
The main gate to Fort XV (2012)
Map of POW's for German soldiers and civilians after 1945

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