Exhibition “A camp for German prisoners in Foucarville”
Few people know the history of the camp of German prisoners built between 1944 and 1947. This place called “Continental Central Enclosure No. 19″ originally planned for 20,000 men had to expand to accommodate up to 60 000. A real city was built gradually, with electric lighting, roads, sanitation, and water supply ensuring the consumption of 600,000 liters per day.
This exhibition will present information, unpublished or confidential testimonies and original items, never showed to the public. Beyond life in the camp, outdoor work, relationships between prisoners and the local population, the exhibition questions the role of the prison world that displayed a rehabilitation objective of young Germans to democracy.
Opening time :
From 2 January to 31 May : 10 am to 6 pm
From June 1 to September 30 : 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
From 1 October to 30 November: 10 am to 6pm
Closure of the ticket office 1 hour before the museum Closed
from 1 to 25 December inclusive and 31 to 1 January.
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