Stalag Luft I Barth – English

Welcome to our website in memory of the prisoners of war in Stalag Luft I during the Second World War.

During WW II Stalag Luft I was a prisoners of war (POW) camp for captured airmen of the British Royal Air Force, in which also aircrews of British Commonwealth countries and volunteer airmen from countries occupied by Germany served, as well as for the US Army Air Force, and for soldiers of the Soviet Army.

Annotated model of Stalag Luft I as in early 1945 (DOK-Barth ©)

We provide information on the history and the extent of the camp and about some former prisoners of war.

By order of the Red Army the buildings of the former Stalag Luft I were blown up after the war. Today (2024), apart from the former main path running from south to north in Stalag Luft I, the area is either farmland or forest. Along the main path, we have placed QR codes on small granite pillars marking the various areas of the former camp, which link to this website. This allows visitors to find out more about the history of Stalag Luft I, provided their smartphone or tablet has access to the internet.

We recommend starting your tour in the south at the first granite pillar as marked in the aerial photo (google maps)
The postion of the memorial is: 54.37810 N 12.69805 E (openstreetmap)