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baronyuri. on March 10, 2011

KZ Groß-Rosen

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.

Henry Scoggin on March 11, 2011

Never forget...

Sandro Russo on March 11, 2011

imagine that serve to remember

Alfons Van Aerschot on March 11, 2011

Dit mag nooit vergeten worden,voor de hele reeks like.


Sylvain Pichette on March 12, 2011

Very good composition and B&W picture. I can not imagine what was happening inside.

Greetings, MonPiche

tizianoguidi on March 12, 2011


baronyuri. on March 12, 2011

Henry Scoggin

Sandro 63(Mylaes)




thanks for visit and kind comments, cheers,

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grecik on March 14, 2011

Bella serie, yuk e ottima la scelta del b&w per questo tema.

Changhong Chen on March 15, 2011

Very nice shot!

Like! Favorite!

Good Luck!

Best regards from Changhong Chen!

baronyuri. on March 15, 2011

grecik grazie Grecik del complimento ciao!

Changhong Chen Thanks for Your visit ! Cheers,

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TheVidaniel on March 15, 2011

It is a very nice picture. LIKE. Regards from Bucharest, Daniel

((Ospr3y)) on March 15, 2011

Beautiful photo!


Best Wishes, Liam

Angelofruhr on March 17, 2011

Bilder von KZ's machen mich immer betroffen und traurig!

Gut, dass es diese Mahnmale noch gibt!


Grüße, Angelika

Licskai László on March 17, 2011

Sad photo ,but it is not allowed to forget it how we shall be allowed to learn from his past mistakes!

Best wishes from Hungary


Yuriy Kvach on March 20, 2011

Good picture of terible place! Like

Daniel Salomon Rubac… on March 21, 2011

baronyuri. on March 23, 2011

vdaniel many thanks for visit

((Ospr3y)) thank you!

angelofruhrcity thanks for Your comment

Licskai72 I agree with You! Thanks a lot for Your comment

Yuriy Kvach thanks

Danliel thank you,

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AntonioVidalphotogra… on March 26, 2011

Excellent composition...>>L9<<, AntonioJVidaL.

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