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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Living conditions in the huts

One of PoWs described living conditions in the huts in Stalag XXA. Obviously living condtions changed throughout WWII because of weather, packeges and attitude towards PoWs and such like.

A man said that there were 5 huts with 100 men in each one. In each room there were double-decker beds (sometimes there were even triple- decker beds-wtg). The beds stood aroud the walls. Each men received a sheet, pillow slips and two blankets plus a cover. Also in the room were lockers. For that number of people there were two tables. But most importantly, in the room was a stove- '' a pretty good one' as he said.
Nearby was a wash -house so that they could keep clean all this time.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Pawel, thank you so much for your kind message on Facebook. I agree that it is quite fascinating. And thank you so much for the information you are sharing, it is greatly appreciated. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.