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In this collection, we show images from the POW camps, where Polish soldiers were deported after the fall of the Warsaw Uprising. The first group are identification photographs from Stalag XI B in Fallingbostel, where female officers were held at first. After the liberation, the collection was stolen by a French POW, André Matton, who filled the role of a photographer’s assistant at the camp. André Matton fell in love with one of the Polish female officers, 2Lt. Zofia Berezowska, who is seen on two photos. Amongst the portrayed is liaison officer Jadwiga Chruściel „Kozaczek”, daughter of Gen. Antoni Chruściel „Monter”, commander of District of Warsaw of Home Army. The following groups are the photographs of two insurgents, who were able to sneak their cameras into the POW camps. Lt. Wiesław Chrzanowski „Wiesław” brought the photos from Oflag XI B/Z in Bergen-Belsen and Oflag X C in Lübeck. 2Lt. Czesław Gerwel „Orłoś” documented the life of the Polish Military Hospital of Stalag IV B in Zeithain. The photographs show the everyday interiors of the camps and during the holidays, the area of the camp seen from a window, and mementos after the liberation.

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