Learn the terrible tale of Stutthof Concentration Camp, the first and longest operating Nazi concentration camp in Polish territory. Hear the story of place where thousands of people from more than 25 countries were tortured and murdered until its liberation in 1945.
Stutthof Concentration Camp was the first and the longest operating Nazi concentration camp in the territory of Poland. It had been established in order to exterminate Jewish and Polish Intelligence, mainly from the Pomerania and the Free City of Gdansk. Built in 1939 and initially intended for approximately 3 000 people, this camp gradually became the place of torment and slaughter for over 110 thousand prisoners from 26 countries, most of whom were tortured, forced to work or died in gas chambers.
Stutthof Concentration Camp is currently open for visitors. Since the exposition is quite drastic, it may be visited only by persons who are 13 or over. The trip lasts four hours and the offer includes the entrance ticket to the museum as well as guided exploring of the former Stutthof area – the old and new camp quarters, the main commander’s villa, gas chambers, crematorium and the monument to its victims.