Friday, October 28, 2011

Bolzano Transit Camp

The Bolzano transit camp (German: Polizei- und Durchgangslager Bozen) was a Nazi concentration camp active in Bolzano between 1944 and the end of the World War II. It was one of the largest Nazi Lager on Italian soil, along with those of Fossoli, Borgo San Dalmazzo and Trieste. Here a few recent photos of this sad place. More informations on Wikipedia.


  1. A very interesting post, I didn't know of Bolzano as a transit camp.

  2. Hi Karl - reminders of a sad time - I didn't know that this transit camp ever existed but unfortunately it did.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  3. You are so right, a very sad place indeed.

  4. This is new to me, too. I'm glad the camp was kept as a memorial.
    The diagram of the destinations of the 13 transports is chilling.
    The Wiki information is so interesting.
    And the Nazis kept working up to the very end.
    Thank you, Karl, for bringing this to our attention. Your photos are very moving.

  5. I will say the same as Dina. I didn't know about this camp or others in Italy. In France we only learn about those of Auschwitz, Matthausen, Dachau, Ravensbruck etc...
    Thank you for keeping history alive. This is so important.

  6. Thank you for the photos. I felt sick.
    My grandmother and my aunt were sent to this camp for helping the partisans.
    Their next stop was to be Dachau.Val

  7. Could you tell me where the first 2 photos were taken? i mena adress, name of street.. i'd like to visit this site

    1. The photos were taken in the Via Resia in Bolzano, it is easy to find this sad place...

  8. My father was arrested as a young boy by the Nazis and put into this camp and was scheduled to be executed the next morning. His mother went to the camp commander and pleaded for his life saying he was just a boy. The camp commander released him.


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