This blog is to be a focus for information, advice, contacts and exchanges on the history and role of Stammlager IVA at Hohnstein in Saxony, Germany from 1939 to 1945. This includes the main camp at Hohnstein castle and the large number of work camps [arbeitskommandos] in the Sachsische Schweiz and in and near Dresden.
Welcome to this blog. The 'Purpose' section sets out what it
is for and what I hope it will achieve. It was set up in 2012 and revised and
added to subsequently. I hope to add photographs of the main camp at Hohnstein and information on the British and Americans who represented their fellow inmates.
Although the focus of this blog is on British POWs, I would welcome contributions about any aspect of the life
of the main camp and its dependencies from those with connections to the
German authorities who ran them, as well as from POWs and their relatives of other belligerent nations. My thanks to those who have already done so and who have expanded my understanding of the history of the main and work camps.
Finally, although it is fine to respond to this blog via posts, it would help me more if contact were made direct to me by emailing email@example.com This alerts me more quickly to your interest.
Thanks in anticipation of your help.