The Emsland camps 1933-1945

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The history of the Emsland Camps, established during the time of Nazi terror, is mainly unknown - especially to young people. Dealing with this part of history - on the other hand - offers the chance to follow the Nazi-administration of terror and its organization.

The 15 Emsland Camps alltogether  (map) had different functions during their period of existence between 1933 to 1945. They were