STALAG 21b Posen/Poznan

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Lindele, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    I need help to identify the attached picture and the artist.

    Stefan.
     

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  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello Stefan,
    Was it not Stalag XXI-D which was in Posen?

    eg

    Poznań Fortress - Wikipedia
    Between 1940 and 1945, Fort Grolman and Fort Rauch formed the nucleus of the Stalag XXI-D PoW camp.

    BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945
    HU 9282
    Object description

    Group photograph of the "Aston Villa" football team, made of British POWs, at the Stalag XXID, Poznań (Posen).

    Alleged ill-treatment of prisoners of war at Fort Rauch, Stalag XXI D, Posen, Poland,... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 311/1067
    Description: Alleged ill-treatment of prisoners of war at Fort Rauch, Stalag XXI D, Posen, Poland, April to October 1941
     
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  3. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Well, may be it was called OFLAG XXb. for British officers like Michael Duncan.
    It used to be an old fortress.

    Stefan.
     
  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Looks like “Poland Oflag XXIB” written on drawing. My great grandad was there for a while there is a thread with photos of his logbook on here.
     
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  5. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Hello, do you know the thread name?
    Stefan.
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  7. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

  8. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Sorry, meant to post link - was trying to get ready for work this morning when I saw your post. I see DBF has posted the link here for you.
     
  9. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Great pics, unfortunately most show prisoners. I was looking for camp pictures without POWs.
    Stefan.
     
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  10. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    I think generally the Germans discouraged those sorts of photos in case it gave away too many details about the camp layout. You’ll notice that many of the photos are taken in the same location.
     
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  11. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96


    I fully understand, trouble is, in my book abut an escape of British officers from a POW camp in my home town, having been in Poznan before I cannot show faces, unless I reach an agreement with these men. Even a drawing,may be showing the tunnel like sleeping quarters of Poznan woulddo fine as well.
    Stefan.
     

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