Stalag IV-C

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Stalag IV-C
Wistritz, Sudetenland
Stalag IV-C is located in Czech Republic
Stalag IV-C
Stalag IV-C
Coordinates50°40′53″N 13°47′18″E / 50.6815°N 13.7882°E / 50.6815; 13.7882
TypePrisoner-of-war camp
Site information
Controlled by Nazi Germany
Site history
In use1941–1945
Garrison information
OccupantsFrench, British, Polish, American & Russian soldiers

Stalag IV-C was a German World War II prisoner-of-war camp located in Wistritz, Sudetenland, (now Dubí, Czech Republic), just north of the town of Teplitz (now Teplice)[1] in the Erzgebirge ("Ore Mountains") region.

Camp history[edit]

The camp was opened in February 1941.[1] The main camp was housed in a former porcelain factory. In 1943 fewer than 250 men were there, with the remaining population, some 23,000 men, attached to various Arbeitskommandos working in local industry and construction. The largest detachment, of 8,000 men, was at Brüx (now Most)[2] working on the construction of the Sudetenländische Treibstoffwerke ("Sudetenland Fuel Works"), part of the state-owned industrial conglomerate Reichswerke Hermann Göring. This plant was designed to process oil from coal, and as part of the Allied campaign to attack German oil production it was bombed several times between July 1944 and April 1945. In the second raid on 21 July 1944 six British POWs were killed and 21 were injured.[3] The camp was liberated by the Russian Army in May 1945.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kriegsgefangenenlager (Liste)". Moosburg Online. 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  2. ^ 5ème bureau de la Direction du Service des Prisonniers de Guerre (5th Office of the Directorate of Prisoners of War Service) (31 August 1943). "Stalag IV-C" (in French). Lyon. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Spring 2002 Newsletter". The National Ex-Prisoner of War Association. 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Private Papers of G E Weedon". Imperial War Museums. 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.

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