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Stutthof concentration camp

Stutthof Poland

A picture postcard posted in 1978 of a memorial at the site of Stutthof concentration camp.

Stutthof was a German Nazi concentration camp built just outside the small town of Stutthof (Sztutowo) in the former territory of the Free City of Danzig, now Gdansk, Poland.

stutthof concentration camp

An early 1980s picture postcard of the museum at the former Nazi Stutthof concentration camp in Poland.

It is believed that approximately 85,000 people died in the camp between September 1939 and when Stutthof was liberated by the Soviet Army on May 9th 1945.

Himmler Stutthof Poland

Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS), Heinrich Himmler visiting Stutthof concentration camp, near Danzig (Gdansk).

The site is now a museum and is open daily between 8am and 3pm. Later during the summer months.

Related content on Polish Poland: old pre-war images of the town of Stutthof / Sztutowo.

Stutthof / Sztutowo

Pre-war Stutthof / Sztutowo

Stutthof Sztutowo pomorskie

A photographic picture postcard of Stutthof (Sztutowo), Pommern, c.1929.

A selection of pre-war images from our archive of the village of Stutthof / Sztutowo in Pomerania, Poland.

stutthof ostseebad pommern

An old pre-war postcard of Dorfstrasse (village street) in Stutthof Ostseebad (Sztutowo), Pommern, c.1934.

In late 1939, just west of the village, the Germans built an infamous concentration camp where more than 110,000 people were imprisoned. The camp was liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945. It has been estimated that around 85,000 prisoners died there over the course of those five years or so.

A museum on the site of the former concentration camp was established in 1962 where a large number of the former camp buildings have been preserved including the German commandant’s building, crematorium, barracks, and fences.

Stutthof (Sztutowo), Pomern

A picture postcard image of Rathke’s Seeweg in Stutthof (Sztutowo), Pommern, c.1939.

Present-day Sztutowo is a flourishing tourist centre with numerous guest houses and recreational facilities. The population of the village is approximately 3,000.

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Information on and photographs of Stutthof concentration camp.
- Old images of nearby Lauenburg / Lebork.