Moringen Concentration Camp was a concentration camp Nazi
located near the town of Moringen in the German state of Lower Saxony.
The camp was opened in 1933 by Nazi authorities to intern political opponents
, particularly members of the German Communist Party and trade union members. Later, it was also used to intern women and girls considered asocial or delinquent, including prostitutes, homeless women, lesbians.
The camp was closed in 1945 by theAllied forces
after the end of the World War II
. It is estimated that over 10,000 people
in the Moringen concentration camp over the years, and that several hundred died
as a result of mistreatment, malnutrition, disease and execution
. Today, the camp site is a memorial dedicated to the victims and to the memory of what happened there, as well as a place of reflection and learning for future generations.
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