Archaeological works at the site of remembrance

An archaeological research on the post-camp grounds of Stalag VIII B Lamsdorf has resulted in the first interesting discoveries.

On 21-24 August, there were uncovered the remains of foundations, floor and drainage system of the lazarette of the Stalag VIII B Lamsdorf camp – in a 63x15m barrack. In its proximity, a team of excavators and volunteers established a smaller archaeological dig wherein was discovered the remains of a tiled stove which was probably used to provide the heat to the neighbouring buildings. There were also unearthed many artefacts related to the functioning of the POW camps and the military training ground such as shell casings, bullets, uniform buttons, personal items including fragments of a watch, a lead figurine, and several identity tags with prisoner-of-war numbers from the period of both world wars.

Today, on 24 August, the archaeological dig was visited by a group of Canadian families of former prisoners-of-war who visited the Museum and the Site of National Remembrance in Łambinowice in connection with the recently commemorated 80th anniversary of the Allied raid on Dieppe. The visit to the site was particularly significant for... the daughter of a Stalag VIII B prisoners-of-war who had worked at the camp hospital.

We would like to remind you that the excavations are one of the elements of the wide-ranging research project 'Science for society, society for science at the Site of National Remembrance in Łambinowice', which is subsidised by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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