Stalag XVII B

Prison and Guard Population Data

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Roll call - Appell

The number of prisoners held in and around Stalag XVII B grew from a few hundred Polish soldiers in late 1939 to its maximum of over 120,000 (mostly French, Belgian and Serbs) in late Summer, 1941. After 1941, the prisoner population declined throughout the war, and eventually captured soldiers from ten countries were held there. The number of guards in and around the camp numbered about 10,000 for most of the war. A little more than 1,700 prisoners died in Stalag XVII B - almost all of them Soviet soldiers.

Prisoner and guard population, and prisoner deaths at Stalag XVII B