Stalag XX-B

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Marienburg Stalag XXB or Stalag 20B Marienburg Danzig was a German POW camp in World War II.

Located near Marienburg, it was originally a hutted and tented camp with a double boundary fence and watchtowers. British, Poles and Serbs were held here in 1940. An administration block including a hospital was erected in the latter part of 1940, mainly by prisoner labour. By 1941 a theatre had been built. POWs were sent out to labour in nearby farms, sawmills, factories, goodsyards and cutting ice on the river Nogat.

See also


  • Journey into captivity 1940, William Bampton. Printed privately.
  • The March Towards Home, William Bampton. Printed privately.

External links

  • An account by Jack Durey of his service with 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment in France, his capture time at Stalag XX-B and his escape, and journey home via Odessa [1]