To honour them, to remind us..
This castle served as a "protective custody camp" in the years 1933-34. For many sincere antifascists, the ordeal in the concentration camps started here.
They fought, so we can live
In the autumn of 1945, Colditz castle served as a collection camp for Sachsischer nobelmen and landowners, who were expelled from there possessions after the landreform.
From here they were deported to the island of Ruegen, where they lived in inhumane conditions.
Owing to the lack of guards, most of the unowned could return to the Sachsische fatherland in the following months or escape to the western part of Germany. They they never saw their family posessions back , which had often been in the family for hundreds of years.
To remember the Polish POW's that were imprisoned in Sepcial camp OFLAG IV C Colditz in the years 1939-1940. Officers and soldiers of the Polish army, participants of the defencebattle in September 1939. Among them more than ten Generals and a group of higher officers of the "homeland army". With General Tadeuz Komorowski nicknamed "Bor" high command of the homeland army and colonel Antoni Crusciel, nicknamed "Monter", commander of the Warshaw uprising 1944.