Stutthof, Krynica Morska, Westerplatte

Stutthof (Sztutowo) is some 35 kilometres to the east of Gdansk. In 1939-1945 it was one of the cruellest of Nazi camps, and was established to round up and annihilate the Polish opposition in the Gdansk region – but after 1942 it became one of the extermination camps for the Final Solution.  

Over 100,000 people were kept in the camp, and the number of dead is estimated at 65-85,000. Stutthof became infamous by Rudolf Spanner’s factory that produced soap from human fat. The atrocious conditions in the camp are commemorated by the Council of Martyrdom.

The visit to the camp is prohibited for children under 13, because it is exceptionally horrifying. The visit trail leads around the barracks of the old and new camp, the villa of the main commander, the gas chamber, the crematorium, and the watch towers to the Stutthof memorial. The museum gives testimony to the martyrdom of Poles, Jews and people of 30 other nationalities that were killed in the camp during World War II.

If you are interested in visiting this place, we recommend that you prepare yourselves in advance. Our chauffeured limousine/bus tour provides a convenient means of visiting Stutthof. Our English-speaking driver will be at your disposal throughout the tour. In the museum we include a private guided tour and cinema projection.