A sub camp of the Stutthof concentration camp operated in Gdańsk-Kokoszki from September 13, 1944 on. Prisoners of Jewish origin from
The prisoners were lodged in POW barracks in Gdańsk-Kokoszki, from where they commuted every day by train to the Schichau shipyard, where they worked two 12-hour shifts, building submarines and anti-raid shelters.
During the day the prisoners received
In February 1945, the Germans sent a few big groups of prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp to the sub camp in Kokoszki. Their job was to build fortifications around the city and clear the railway tracks of snow. At that time the sub camp in Kokoszki served as a transit camp for those evacuated from KL Stutthof and its branches. Also people arrested in
With the eastern front approaching, the Nazis decided to evacuate the camp. After a night selection the sick and exhausted people were separated from the rest. The Germans gathered those who remained in a column, which was then led, marching, to Rybno and Godętowo. The camp was liberated on March 23, 1945.[1.1]
A monument in the form of a rectangular prism intersecting a glacial erratic and placed on a granite block was unveiled in 1984 at the intersection of Nowatorów and Maszynowa Streets. An inscription on the monument read: “To the eternal glory and memory of the prisoners of the Stutthof sub camp in Kokoszki, tortured and murdered by Nazi genocides in the years 1944-
Numerous human bones were found in 2011 during construction of a factory in Kokoszki.
[1.1] D. Drywa, Zagłada Żydów w obozie koncentracyjnym Stutthof, Gdańsk 2001
[1.2] D. Drywa, Zagłada Żydów w obozie koncentracyjnym Stutthof, Gdańsk 2001
[1.3] D. Drywa, Zagłada Żydów w obozie koncentracyjnym Stutthof, Gdańsk 2001
[1.4] D. Drywa, Zagłada Żydów w obozie koncentracyjnym Stutthof, Gdańsk 2001
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