Block 208 at Bergen-Belsen KZ/Gedenkstätte


Built in 1935 for construction workers building Bergen-Belsen (now Bergen-Hohne) Barracks. From May 1940 until July 1941 it was used to accommodate Belgian and French POW's as part of Stalag XI C/311. It then became part of the Soviet POW/Hospital Camp until January 1945 when it was absorbed into the Große Frauenlager.

Brig. Glyn Hughes wrote - 'there were dead women lying in the passage, which was so full that no woman could lie down straight. The main room on the left of the passage was one mass of bodies and you could not get another into it'.

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