Gross Rosen was opened in 1940 and was initially intended to be a sub-camp, however it was soon designated with Concentration Camp status.
The Gross Rosen Concentration Camp was located in Poland, just outside a village of the same name. The camp was approximately 40 miles from Wroclaw in the south-west of Poland.
The camp was built by prisoners from other concentration camps, once completed in 1940 the first prisoners were forced to work in the nearby quarries stone quarries which were owned and operated by the SS.
When the camp was first opened, most of the prisoners in Gross Rosen were Polish and detained as political prisoners, only a small proportion of these prisoners were Jewish. As the war progressed, the numbers of prisoners in the camp swelled dramatically, leading to unsanitary conditions from massive overcrowding. From late 1943 onwards, tens of thousands of Jews were sent to Gross Rosen, most of whom were Polish, however there was significant numbers of Jewish prisoners transported from other Nazi-occupied territories such as Hungary and Austria. Some prisoners arrived from other camps such as Auschwitz after going through the selection process of who was deemed fit to work and who was not. In this period also, the Wehrmacht had captured large numbers of Russian POWs who were transported to a number of different camps, including Gross Rosen, most Russian POWs were executed on arrival at concentration camps.
Although Gross Rosen itself was initially opened as a sub-camp; not long after its status was changed to a concentration camp and it had its own massive network of sub-camps. As the Second World War progressed, Nazi Germany’s demand for armaments and other goods increased massively, and concentration camp inmates were the main source of labour for producing these goods. It is thought that there was almost a hundred sub-camps associated with the main Gross Rosen camp containing thousands of prisoners forced to work in horrific conditions for some of Nazi Germany’s most powerful companies.
Gross Rosen Concentration Camp had a large population of female prisoners; in fact it had the third largest female population after the Ravensbruck and Stutthof camps. It is significant as women prisoners are normally the first victims of selection processes at camps. However one of the main subcamps at Gross Rosen contained a large textile factory, which was where a good proportion of the women in the camp worked. By the beginning of 1945 it has been estimated that approximately one-third of the prisoner population at Gross Rosen were women, and the vast majority of whom were Jewish.
In early 1945, as the Red Army were advancing from the east through Nazi-occupied territory, the German forces began evacuating Gross Rosen and its subcamps. All prisoners who were physically able to walk were forced on death marches to other camps in Nazi Germany. Others prisoners were transported to camps such as Flossenburg and Neuengamme by rail. A number of prisoners died during these transports, and any deemed too sick or weak were shot on the spot my SS guards. By February 1945, Soviet forces had reached Gross Rosen and liberated the camp.
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Very nice shot!
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Schwarze Milch der Frühe wir trinken dich nachts
wir trinken dich mittags der Tod ist ein Meister aus Deutschland
wir trinken dich abends und morgens wir trinken und trinken
der Tod ist ein Meister aus Deutschland sein Auge ist blau
er trifft dich mit bleierner Kugel er trifft dich genau
ein Mann wohnt im Haus dein goldenes Haar Margarete
er hetzt seine Rüden auf uns er schenkt uns ein Grab in der Luft
er spielt mit den Schlangen und träumet der Tod ist ein Meister aus Deutschland
Gruß aus Deutschland, Angelika
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Impressive and breathtaking shot, like the story behind it... Lk 5.
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