This website is a means of communicating the ongoing news and events of the men of Oflag 64 and their families, as well as a means to gather information about these men and their stories.
Here are just a few highlights of this site’s content:
• “Archives” contains the personal stories of many who were held at Oflag 64, as well as issues of the camp newspaper, copies of Red Cross POW Bulletins and other period documents.
• The “Galleries” page leads to several different photo galleries, including photos taken in the camp during captivity, photos taken on modern tours of the areas involved, and photos taken during several of our annual reunions.
• The “ITEM” page contains a link to the current issue of our organization’s quarterly newsletter, "The Post Oflag 64 ITEM", and a link to the ITEM Archive which contains all known issues of the actual camp newspaper published during captivity.
Established in November 2018, the Foundation is the result of years of collaboration between American ex-POWs of Oflag 64 and their descendants, and Polish scholars and enthusiasts of this history. Its mission is to contribute to the knowledge of World War II by studying and commemorating the experiences of Allied prisoners-of-war held in German captivity. In addition to the history and operations of the German POW camps, its projects will focus on the thousands of POWs who the Germans incarcerated in Szubin, Poland, and the brave Polish citizens who assisted those prisoners.
One of the Foundation’s cornerstone goals is to create a museum that will convey this unique history. In 2018, the Polish State generously donated to the Municipality of Szubin a plot of land for this purpose — at the site where one of the camp’s brick barracks still stands.