Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp Opens Near Strasbourg, France Hot

Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp Opens Near Strasbourg, France

Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp entrance and memorial
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The Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near Strasbourg, France, opens. Its original purpose is to house prisoners taken from the Nacht und Nebel operation, mostly resistance fighters, and work them to death.

This is the only German-run concentration camp on what would later be French territory. From now until it's evacuated in 1944, over 52,000 inmates will spend time here and over 25,000 will die.

The Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp does have one gas chamber, but it's never used for mass exterminations beyond 86 Jewish men and women killed in it.

Most of the deaths at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp will be due to mistreatment, poor nutrition, overwork, and medical experiments.


German Concentration Camp, Natzweiler-Stuthof

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