Archives and holdings
The archives at DIZ Torgau primarily include personal documents and accounts by prisoners of the Torgau Wehrmacht prisons, Special Camps No. 8 and No. 10 and the East German penal institution in Torgau as well as documents about POW camp Stalag IV D in Torgau. In most cases, these are copies from public archives and documents in the possession of private individuals.
For the subject area of the Wehrmacht judiciary, the Saxon Memorial Foundation and its sister organisation in Saxony-Anhalt purchased the Wüllner collection (unpublished works by the military historians Fritz and Hermine Wüllner) in 2003. The collection is available for use at the 'Red Ox' Penitentiary Memorial in Halle on the Saale.
To the extent that this is possible, we provide information to relatives about the fate of former inmates and support research projects on the topics of the memorials.
We request former inmates to contact us and report about their time in custody.
Tel.: +49 3421 7739680
Questionnaire on imprisonment in Torgau (Wehrmacht prisons, Soviet special Camps or East German prison; german language) (57 KB)