Go on a full-day excursion to the Stutthof Concentration Camp outside of Gdansk on a trip that will expose you to the stories of the people living here during the Nazi occupation of Poland in World War II.
Stutthof is situated about 40 kilometres from Gdansk. The Stutthof concentration camp was the first camp built in Poland by the Nazis. It was established in the first days of World War II to exterminate educated Poles. Now it is known that three years earlier, the Nazis had already decided who was to be sent there. During the 5 years of existence of the Concentration Camp in Stutthof, prisoners from 28 countries were held here. The camp was freed by the Soviet Army on the 9th of May 1945.
During the visit to the camp you will see: a wooden prison barracks, a former command post building and a gas chamber.
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 deals with very difficult subject matter, it should 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 a guided exploration 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.