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POW camp Sagen Germany

Where about in Germany was Sagen Camp?

Was this camp also used in WW2?

I am sure someone on this site will know.

Many thanks & Merry Xmas to all

Joe

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Sagan was the home of Stalag Luft III - as in the Great Escape. I don't know what was there in WW1

It is now the modern day Polish city of Zagan

Alan

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Joe,

Sagan had a prisoner of war camp during the Great War. It had a capacity of 6,000 prisoners, and was located about 5 miles from the town, on a flat sandy pkain surrounded by forests. My information comes from an excellent new book "Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors, The First World War", by Sarah Paterson, published by Pen & Sword. T his contains, amongst other items, lists of pow camps in Germany, Austria, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Mention is also made of camps in Holland, Switzerland, Bulgaria and East Africa.

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Sagan was the home of Stalag Luft III - as in the Great Escape. I don't know what was there in WW1

It is now the modern day Polish city of Zagan

Alan

Also where the "Wooden Horse" was used in WW2 escape

Al

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