MI9 POW Camp Secret Histories: Stalag XX A Thorn

MI9 POW CAMP SECRET HISTORIES

STALAG XX A THORN

Stalag XX A Thorn POW Camp
Stalag XX A Thorn Prisoner of War Camp

 

1. DESCRIPTION AND CONDITIONS

Stalag XX A was started in June 1940. It was one of the main Other Ranks camps in those early days and a very large proportion of the O.R. P/W of May/June 1940 went straight to it for sorting.

The main camp was a collection of five or six 50-year old forts on the edge of TORUN (THORN) in the then German occupied POLAND. Camp amenities were of the same date, except the lavatories, which were slightly more modern. The camp administered Working Camps which normally numbered between 180 and 200.

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