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Since 1944, prisoners from Norway were brought to the Stutthof camp - including, among others, 265 policemen who refused to cooperate with the pro-Nazi government of Quisling, as well as 90 Finnish seamen interned in the port of Gdańsk. The Finnish government broke off official cooperation with the Third Reich on September 3rd, 1944, but the ships arrived at the port a week earlier.
Nobody remembered sailors. The Germans offered the Finns 2 solutions: service in the German army or internment in Stutthof.
Despite much better living conditions than other prisoners, after a few months of starvation, 5 sailors decided to join the German army.
The return of 85 Finnish sailors to their home in 1945 did not mean the end of a nightmare. They were subjected to a long-term quarantine. Officially due to sanitary reasons. Unofficially, it was about checking if they had any communist or Nazi views.
Female supervisors of the Stutthof camp
During the war, the Germans noticed that the young women serving as guards in concentration camps were crueler than men's guards. In the German press, therefore, announcements about attractive work were published. Women aged 21-45 were searched. Education was not important. High pay was guaranteed (after 3 months a significant increase) as well as luxury accommodation, meals, and business clothes. All supervisors visible in the picture with sadistic satisfaction used beatings and tortures against prisoners. After the war, they were tried by the Polish court and sentenced to death by hanging. Sitting in the middle, the torturer "Beautiful Specter" (the camp nickname) has commented on her death sentence: "Well. Life is indeed a pleasure, and pleasures usually last too short".
On 6.11.2018, one of the last SS-man from the Stutthof crew, the 94-year-old Johann R., stood before the court in Munster. After the war, he lived affluent and peaceful life as a school headmaster.
In his testimony, he stresses that he only served as a guard at the watchtower and did not know anything about what was happening in the camp.
Your journey by comfortable car (1-4 persons: Mercedes E or VW Passat B8;
4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Multivan;
7-20 persons: Mercedes Sprinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose.
Upon arrival to the camp in Stutthof, while individual tour, licensed guide for 1,5 hours narrate and guides you in the camp.
After completion of Stutthof Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.
1. Transit Warsaw - Stutthof.
2. Stutthof. Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom of Stutthof. Permanent exhibition in the museum with multimedia shows. Monument in honor of the murdered. The Cremation place. The Railway station. The Kennel. The Main Gate. Guardhouse of the SS. The Headquarters. Canteen. Museum building. Exhibitions: Traces of crime, Penalties, Witnesses, Jews in Stutthof, Mockup of the camp. The Old camp. Women's block. Hospital. Washroom. Gas chamber and crematorium. The New Camp. The Watch tower. Block VI and VII. The Jewish Camp. A pile of burnt.
3. Transit Stutthof - Warsaw.
Total Price for private guided tour with english speaking Educator & Driver:
All tickets and fees included in the price.
The total duration of the tour: 9 hours.
Distance between Warsaw and Stutthof is 320 km / 198 miles.
Approximate driving time one way: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Approximate length of sightseeing: 1,5 hours.
Time of Stutthof Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.