Oflag VII-A Murnau

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Oflag VII-A
Murnau am Staffelsee, Bavaria
Various items of daily use from Murnau
Various items of daily use from Murnau
from the Museum of the Polish Army, Warsaw
Oflag VII-A is located in Germany
Oflag VII-A
Oflag VII-A
Coordinates 47°41′52″N 11°11′34″E / 47.6978°N 11.1927°E / 47.6978; 11.1927
Type Prisoner-of-war camp
Site information
Controlled by  Nazi Germany
Site history
In use 1939-1945
Garrison information
Occupants Polish Army officers

Oflag VII-A Murnau was a German Army POW camp for Polish Army officers during World War II. It was located 2 km (1.2 mi) north of the Bavarian town of Murnau am Staffelsee.

Camp history[edit]

The camp was created in September 1939. It consisted of an enclosure 200 m (660 ft) square, surrounded with barbed wire and guard towers. Immediately after the German invasion of Poland, at the beginning of World War II, some 1,000 Polish officers were imprisoned there. On April 27, 1942, additional Polish POWs were transferred there from the so-called "Generals' Camp" Oflag VIII-E in Johannisbrunn, Sudetenland (now Janské Koupele, Czech Silesia). After the failed Warsaw Uprising and "Operation Tempest" more prisoners were brought there from Poland. By early 1945 the number of POWs held in the camp reached over 5,000.

The camps was liberated by troops of the U.S. 12th Armored Division on 29 April 1945.[1]

List of notable prisoners[edit]

Among those imprisoned in Murnau were:

Rear Admiral (Kontradmirał)[edit]

Divisional Generals (Generał dywizji)[edit]

Brigade Generals (Generał brygady)[edit]

Major[edit]

Seweryn Kulesza Seweryn Kulesza

Capitan[edit]

First Lieutenant (Porucznik)[edit]

Klemens Henryk Matuszewski

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rempfer, Olivier (2011). "Les photos oubliées". hollow.one.free.fr. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 

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