|POW camp Stalag VII A|
|A Brief History Information in four languages|
Shortly after the beginning of World War II in September
1939, a POW camp called
Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager (Stalag) VII
A was established north of Moosburg. Originally it was
planned for 10,000 prisoners, but at the end of the war
more than 70,000 Allied soldiers were detained in the main camp
and its labour kommandos. A total of 150.000 POWs passed through Stalag VII A.
In 1945 US troops occupied Moosburg and liberated the POWs. Until 1948 the camp served as Civilian Internment Camp No. 6 with up to 12,000 German prisoners who were accused of having supported the Nazi dictatorship.
German refugees settled in the former Stalag area from 1948 on. It developed into Moosburg's Neustadt (new town) with its craftsmen's workshops and commercial enterprises.
Only few of the the old prisoners' barracks still exist today. But there is the memorial on the former POW cemetery in Oberreit and the Stalag fountain in the new town.
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