Principal POW camps in Germany 1914-1918

This is a list of the main camps used to hold British prisoners of war. In addition to these many men were taken out of camps to go on work kommandos, which were located in many other towns, villages, mines, quarries, factories and so on. Many of the same locations were used again in the 1930-1940s.

View from Barracks A and B, Holzminden prisoner of war camp. Photograph showing two rows of wire and the outer wall. The sentries were inside the second row of wire. The ground was under snow for several months. Imperial War Museum image Q69485.

View from Barracks A and B, Holzminden prisoner of war camp. Photograph showing two rows of wire and the outer wall. The sentries were inside the second row of wire. The ground was under snow for several months. Imperial War Museum image Q69485.

 Camp  Province/State  Notes
 Aachen  Rhein
 Altdamm  Pomerania
 Altenau  Harz
 Alten-Grabow  Saxony
 Arys  Prussia
 Aschaffenberg  Bavaria
 Augustabad  Neu-Brandenburg
 Bad Colberg  Saxony  Offizierlager:
245 officers and 70 orderlies
 Baden  Baden
 Bayreuth  Bavaria
 Bedberg  Rhein
 Berlin  Brandenburg
 Bielefeld  Westphalia
 Blankenburg  Brandenburg
 Boizenburg  Mecklenburg
 Brandenburg  Brandenburg
 Braunschweig  Brunswick
 Buchholz  Hanover
 Burgsteinfurt  Westphalia
 Chemnitz  Saxony
 Clausthal  Harz
 Constanz  Baden
 Cottbus  Brandenburg
 Crefeld  Rhein
 Crossen  Brandenburg
 Custrin  Brandenburg
 Czersk  Prussia
 Danizig-Troyl  Pomerania
 Darmstadt  Hesse
 Delmenhorst  Oldenburg
 Doberitz  Brandenburg
 Dortmund  Westphalia
 Duisberg  Rhein
 Dulmen  Westphalia
 Dusseldorf  Rhein
 Dyrotz  Brandenburg
 Edemissen-Strodthagen  Hanover
 Eichstatt  Bavaria
 Elbinerode  Harz
 Erfurt  Saxony
 Erlangen  Bavaria
 Frankfurt am Main  Hesse
 Frankfurt on Oder  Brandenburg
 Freiburg  Baden
 Friedrichsfeld  Rhein
 Furstenburg  Mecklenburg
 Furstenfeldbruck  Bavaria
 Gardelegen  Altmark
 Germersheim  Bavaria
 Giessen  Hesse
 Golle  Hanover
 Gorden  Hanover
 Gorries  Mecklenburg
 Gottingen  Hanover
 Griesheim  Hesse
 Guben  Brandenburg
 Gustrow  Mecklenburg
 Gutersloh  Westphalia
 Haden Berge  Altmark
 Halle  Saxony
 Hamborn  Rhein
 Hamburg  Pomerania
 Hameln  Hanover
 Hammelberg  Bavaria
 Hammerstein  Prussia
 Hann Munden  Hanover
 Hanover  Hanover
 Havelberg  Brandenburg
 Heidelberg  Baden
 Heidmuhlen  Schleswig-Holstein
 Heilsberg  Prussia
 Herrenhausen  Hanover
 Heuberg  Baden
 Holzminden  Brunswick
 Ingolstadt  Bavaria
 Johannistal  Pomerania
 Julich  Rhein
 Karlsruhe  Baden
 Karstadt  Brandenburg
 Kassel  Hesse
 Kempten  Bavaria
 Kiel  Schleswig-Holstn.
 Koblenz  Rhein
 Koln  Rhein
 Konigsbruck  Saxony
 Lamsdorf  Silesia
 Landau  Rheinpfalz
 Landshut  Bavaria
 Langensalza  Thuringia
 Lauban  Silesia
 Lechfeld  Bavaria
 Leese  Hanover
 Limburg  Hesse
 Lubeck  Pomerania
 Ludwigsburg  Wurttemberg
 Ludwigshafen  Rheinpfalz
 Magdeburg  Saxony
 Mainz  Hesse
 Mannheim  Baden
 Merseburg  Saxony
 Merzdorf  Brandenburg
 Meschede  Westphalia
 Minden  Westphalia
 Muhlheim  Rhein
 Muncheberg  Brandenburg
 Munster  Westphalia
 Neisse  Silesia
 Neu-Brandenburg  Neu-Brandenburg
 Neuenkirchen  Westphalia
 Neuhammer  Silesia
 Neuruppin  Brandenburg
 Niederzwehren  Hesse
 Nurnberg  Bavaria
 Oberhausen  Rhein
 Ohrdruf  Thuringia
 Oldenburg  Oldenburg
 Oldesloe  Schleswig-Holstein
 Osnabruck  Hanover
 Ost und West  Wurttemberg
 Paderborn  Westphalia
 Parchim  Mecklenburg
 Pforzheim  Baden
 Poggenmoor  Hanover
 Preussisch Holland  Prussia
 Quedlinburg  Saxony
 Rastatt  Baden
 Ravensburg  Wurttemberg
 Regensberg  Bavaria
 Remscheid  Rhein
 Rheinback  Rhein
 Ruhleben  Brandenburg also a civilian internment camp
 Saarbrucken  Rhein
 Saarlouis  Rhein
 Sagan  Silesia
 Schneidemuhl  Posen
 Schwarmstedt  Hanover
 Schweidnitz  Silesia
 Seensen  Hanover
 Sennelager  Westphalia
 Siegburg  Rhein
 Skammerschutz  Posen
 Soltau  Hanover
 Springhirsch  Schleswig-Holstein
 Sprottau  Silesia
 Stalluponen  Prussia
 Stargard  Pomerania
 Stendal  Altmark
 Stolzenau  Hanover
 Stralsund  Pomerania
 Strohen  Hanover
 Stuttgart  Wurttemberg
 Tauberbischofsheim  Baden
 Trier  Rhein
 Tuchel  Prussia
 Vechta  Oldenburg
 Verden  Hanover
 Wahn  Rhein
 Wahnbeck  Hanover
 Wasbeck  Schleswig-Holstein
 Weimar  Saxony
 Wittenberg  Saxony
 Worms  Hesse
 Wunsdorf  Brandenburg
 Wurzberg  Bavaria
 Zittau  Saxony
 Zossen  Brandenburg
 Zwickau  Saxony

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