This morning your guide will meet you just outside your cruise ship in Gdansk for your one hour journey toSztutowoforavisittotheremainsofStutthofConcentrationCamp. Thiscampwasthefirstbuiltby the Nazi regime that was outside of Germany and was used mostly for political dissidents rather than Jews and most of the early victims were non-Jewish Poles from Gdansk and Pomorze region.
In 1942, this became a “regular” concentration camp for Polish and Jews also from other regions of occupied countries. In June 1944 it became a part of Nazi “Endloesung” project “the final solution of the Jewish problem”. In this way it became a camp of mass-extermination. Within the 5 years of it existence Stutthof grew from a small camp 3500 prisoners (in 1940) to 57 000 prisoners (in 1944). It was a place where 110 000 people were kept from 28 countries and over 30 nationalities. The most of them – 65 000 died. In museum you can watch a documentary film about the camp. Most of the camp was razed to the ground when Nazis fled, but today there is a memorial building and blocks commemorating the original barracks.
As time allows at the end of the day, your guide will give you a walking overview of Gdansk before returning to your cruise ship.
Note: Some touring today is on foot through mostly pedestrian areas. Please wear appropriate footwear.
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