The Holocaust The Concentration Camps


Struthof
Located in the Alsace region of eastern France

Struthof was used as a forced labor camp for political prisoners from May 1941 until August 31, 1944. More than  25,000 inmates were made to work in large quarries there. The commander, Josef Kramer, aka "The Beast of Belsen," ordered the  execution of thousands of prisoners, including some Jewish prisoners who had been subjected to inhumane experiments involving infectious diseases.

The camp was liberated by the allies on November 23, 1944. All that remains of the camp is a cemetery, some barracks, the front gate to the camp and a few  other buildings. A memorial to those deported to Struthof was erected in 1960 and dedicated by French President de Gaulle.


 

**Visions of Struthof 2007**

       

 

 

 

Copyright 2006-8 Museum of  Family History

All rights reserved.  Image Use Policy