Vulkanwerft concentration camp in the Bredow district of Szczecin (German: Stettin), also known as the KZ Stettin-Bredow, was one of the early so-called "wild" German Nazi concentration camps set up by the SA (or the SS by different source), in October 1933. The camp existed only until 11 March 1934, before prisoner transfer, and in spite of its short history, had as many as three commandants including SS-Truppführer Otto Meier, SS-Truppführer Karl Salis, and SS-Truppführer Fritz Pleines. The camp was notorious for the brutality of its guards. The prisoners were kept in the basement of the shipyard buildings.[a]
Other early concentration campsEdit
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, vol. 1
- ^ According to Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945 published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Stettin- Bredow [aka Vulkanwerft] concentration camp was one of 110 early Nazi German camps listed by name.
- ^ a b c d David Magnus Mintert, Das frühe Konzentrationslager Kemna und das sozialistische Milieu im Bergischen Land (PDF) Ruhr University Bochum, doctoral dissertation (2007), pp. 232–235. Retrieved January 14, 2012 (in German)
- ^ a b Geoffrey P. Megargee. "Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945" (PDF). The Early National Socialist Concentration Camps. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. VIII (8 / 22) – via direct download.
- ^ Robert Lewis Koehl (1983). The Black Corps: The Structure and Power Struggles of the Nazi SS. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 94. ISBN 0299091902.
- ^ Erik Lørdahl (2000). German Concentration Camps, 1933-1945. History. Vol. 1. War and Philabooks. p. 101. ISBN 8299558808.
- ^ David T. Zabecki (2015). World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia. p. 76. ISBN 978-1135812423 – via Books.Google.com.