In Sztutowo, a small town near Kąty Rybackie, there is the former Stutthof concentration camp. The camp was established on September 2, 1939 and was the first and the longest operating concentration camp in Poland. During the six years of the camp's operation, 110,000 prisoners from at least 28 countries were placed there. The location of the camp was chosen especially - away from major urban centers on the Vistula Spit, near the narrow-gauge railway line, at the Vistula estuary. This hindered the potential escape of prisoners in the camp, and facilitated its expansion. The Stutthof camp was planned to be larger than the Auschwitz camp. In the period from September 2, 1939 to the end of 1944, the camp area increased steadily from 0.5 ha, after the construction of the Old Camp it was already around 12 ha, and in December 1944 it reached 120 ha.
At present, the Stutthof State Museum is located in the former camp, which was established in 1962 thanks to the initiative of former prisoners. The museum includes a preserved part of the buildings and equipment. The barracks of the old and new camp, the area of the Jewish camp, the villa of the camp's commander, gas chambers, a crematorium and the monument of Struggle and Martyrdom are open to visitors.
ul. Muzealna 6
Muzeum otwarte jest codziennie:
in the period from 1.05 to 30.09 between 9.00-17.00
in the period from 1/10 to 30/04 in 7.00-15.00
Photos belongs to 'kaate'
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