on camps

Township: Kielce
Commune: Kielce
District: Kielce
Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Name of the camp:

“Stadium” – barracks of the 2nd Legions’ Light Artillery Regiment

2. Location of the camp:

Barracks in the woods, 2 kilometers from Kielce

3. Size of the camp:

Ca. 30 hectares and 6,000 square meters

4. Date of establishment of the camp:

8 September 1939

5. Date of closure of the camp:

15 November 1939

6. Were the prisoners only Poles, only Jews from Poland, or Poles and Jews from Poland?

Only prisoners of war, soldiers and officers of the Polish Army

7. Were there any foreigners in the camp (nationality, number)?


8. Average number of prisoners in the camp:

2,000–18,000 people

9. Total number of prisoners who passed through the camp during its period of operation:

About 60,000 people

10. What happened with the prisoners upon liquidation of the camp?

They were deported to POW camps in Germany.

11. Did the prisoners work in the camp? (types of work performed, types of workshops)


12. Did the prisoners work outside the camp? (types of work performed, locations)


13. How were the prisoners fed?

People were so starved that they would fight for raw potatoes delivered to the camp kitchen by the Polish Red Cross posts. The camp command did not feed the prisoners. The prisoners were fed solely by the local community through the Polish Red Cross.

14. Was there an infirmary or a hospital in the camp?

There was an insufficient infirmary.

15. Where there any epidemics in the camp? (If yes, what kind)

Dysentery. The sick were sent to the Polish Red Cross hospital in Kielce, where approximately 40 people died per day. Sanitary conditions were extremely poor. Some prisoners slept on dung in the stables and some in the open air, regardless of weather.

16. Are data on the death rate in the camp available?

17. Were executions held at or outside the camp?


18. Were the corpses destroyed?


19. Was there a crematorium in the camp?


20. Was the burial site of the murdered victims determined?

21. Current condition of the camp – what was destroyed? What is located on the site of the camp?

Used as barracks of the Polish Army.

22. Has any material evidence survived from the camp? (Type, place of storage, has it been secured?)


23. Are the surnames and, possibly, addresses of the people who had been imprisoned in the camp known?


24. Are the surnames of the Germans, the camp commander and other functionaries known?

Captain Trapp, Lieutenant Król

On 6 October 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Ludwika Bazylewska, acting on the authorization of the president of the city of Kielce, with the Municipal Court in Kielce.