Vulkanwerft concentration camp

Vulkanwerft concentration camp in the Bredow district of Szczecin (German: Stettin),[1] also known as the KZ Stettin-Bredow,[2] was one of the early so-called "wild" German Nazi concentration camps set up by the SA (or the SS by different source),[3] 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.[4] The camp was notorious for the brutality of its guards.[5] The prisoners were kept in the basement of the shipyard buildings.[1][a]

SMS Hansa II in the dock of the Vulkan Werft, Szczecin (Stettin)

Other early concentration campsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, vol. 1


  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.[2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Robert Lewis Koehl (1983). The Black Corps: The Structure and Power Struggles of the Nazi SS. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 94. ISBN 0299091902.
  4. ^ Erik Lørdahl (2000). German Concentration Camps, 1933-1945. History. Vol. 1. War and Philabooks. p. 101. ISBN 8299558808.
  5. ^ David T. Zabecki (2015). World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia. p. 76. ISBN 978-1135812423 – via