- June 1940: part of Stalag IV-A was separated ou and made into an Oflag for Belgian, British, and French officers taken prisoner during the Battle of France. Also a separate part of the camp was set aside as a hospital for prisoners Reserve Lazarett 742.
- September 1943: many British Commonwealth officers from the North Africa campaign. that had been held in Italian prisoner of war camps were transferred to Oflag IV-D
- May 1945 the camp was liberated by the Red Army. Before that many prisoners had been marched south-west.
- Elsterhorst camps in German