December 2009
Przeglad Zachodni;2009, Issue 4, p240
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the history of largest prisoner-of-war (POW) camp for Polish officers in German territory. Located in former Woldenberg (Dobiegniew, Poland), Oflag II C was operational from May 1940 to January 1945. The author notes that its prisoners/detainees were solely Polish prisoners who were transferred there from other smaller POW camps within the Third Reich and lands annexed by it. After 1944, soldiers of the Warsaw Rising and members of the Polish Home Army were also imprisoned there. Noted are the conditions of life in the camp, its religious life, as well as its underground organization/activity. Detailed, too, is the current work of the Society of Woldenbergians, the formal association of the camp's former prisoners and their families/supporters.


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