Colditz Castle

Colditz Castle


Colditz, Germany (DE)
Colditz Castle is a castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig, Dresden, and Chemnitz in the state of Saxony in Germany. Used as a workhouse for the indigent and a mental institution for over 100 years, it became notorious as Oflag IVc or Offizier Lager IVc (Officer's Camp IVc), a prisoner-of-war camp for "incorrigible" allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps, as well as volksfeindlich (those "treasonous against the people") during World War II. The castle was originally started in 12th century but has since been rebuilt many times.
Colditz Castle is a castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig, Dresden, and Chemnitz in the state of Saxony in Germany. Used as a workhouse for the indigent and a mental institution for over 100 years, it became notorious as Oflag IVc or Offizier Lager IVc (Officer's Camp IVc), a prisoner-of-war camp for "incorrigible" allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps, as well as volksfeindlich (those "treasonous against the people") during World War II. The castle was originally started in 12th century but has since been rebuilt many times.
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By: Hinkkanen

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@ 2006-04-23 18:07:53
Great catch, Hink.

Here's my favorite Colditz story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colditz_Castle#The_.22Colditz_Cock.22_glider

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