The Soviet special camp No.7 / No. 1 1945 - 1950

The camp's many uses

The part of the old protective custody camp (Shutzhaftlager) known as zone I was intended to hold civilians imprisoned without trial. Zone II, the old special camp (Sonderlager) - used to hold allied prisoners of war, was to hold Soviet citizens waiting for their transportation to the Soviet Union. These included Soviet concentration camp prisoners, which were treated as traitors and later transported to the camps in Siberia. Some of the prisoners were family members of convicted Soviet troops. In the first six months of 1946, 6,000 German officers, released from western prisoner of war camps, were held in zone II. Later, the brick and wooden barracks were used to hold prisoners that had been sentenced for up to 15 years of labour in a labour camp by the Soviet military tribunals. Prisoners deemed as fit and able to work were transported from both zones to the Soviet Union in 1950.

More informations:

The Soviet special camp No.7 / No. 1 1945 - 1950
Introduction to the history of the Soviet special camp No. 7 and No. 1
Construction of special camp No.7 / No.1
The camp's many uses
The prisoners are released: the camp is closed
The internees and the convicted
Life and death in the camp
A break in the silence
The museum 'Soviet special camp'