On the Darß peninsula west of Stralsund, the SS operated a satellite camp of Neuengamme concentration camp for a few weeks in early 1941. 50 men were forced to cut reeds here, a very difficult task made worse by the fact that they had to stand in ice-cold water to work. With the exception of the "camp elder" (Lagerältester) and the cook, these prisoners were all Jehovah's Witnesses. The prisoners, who were housed in a hall at the "Alter Krug" inn, were transported back to Neuengamme main camp in February 1941. The prisoners were guarded by SS-Oberscharführer Ewald Jauch, who was commander of the Bullenhuser Damm satellite camp in 1945. 


January 1941 to late February 1941

Number of Prisoners

50 Male Prisoners

Kind of Work

Cutting reeds

Labor on Behalf of



Location: Kreisstraße 25, 18374 Zingst on the Darß peninsula, Germany (5 km east of the Baltic resort of Prerow)