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Posted by: tjk February 05, 2004 01:29 pm
Can someone tell me how many POW camps the Romanians ran ? Were there separate camps for officers and other ranks ? Also, how were the guards come from (for example the Germans used Landesschutzen batallions as POW guards) ? Thank you for your help.

Posted by: Victor February 06, 2004 08:04 pm
In 1943, a commission of the International Red Cross Comity, visited the 12 camps in which the Soviet POWs were kept. There was also one hospital for Soviet POWs and several farms were some of them worked. They noted that they generally had good conditions and received a humane treatment.
Some of the camps were:
Budesti, where 11,200 POWs lived in 163 barracks
Corbeni, where there were 2,600 POWs
Kalcatova-Balka (in Trans-Dnestra), 600 POWs
Maia, 408 officers

The American and British POWs were all kept at Timisul de Jos, also the officers separated from the NCOs.

The guards were from the regular army, probably from the sedentary part of the units on the front.

Posted by: tjk February 08, 2004 02:21 pm
Thank you very much for this information, Victor.

Posted by: Petre February 08, 2012 09:31 am
Found on web-site (Forum) :

At the Russian State Military Archive of Moscow exists the Found named „The Romanian camps for soviet POW” with 28 works.
Lagarul № 1 Slobozia-Ialomita
Lagarul № 2 Feldioara-Brasov
Lagarul № 3 Galati
Lagarul № 4 Vaslui
Lagarul № 5 Тiraspol
Lagarul № 6 Dornesti (Calafat)
Lagarul № 7 Balti (Buzesti)
Lagarul № 8 Bolgrad
Lagarul № 9 Vulcan
Lagarul № 10 Аlexandria
Lagarul № 11 Тiraspol
Lagarul № 17 Тimisoara

Also :
Frontstalag 202 Budesti
Kriegsgefangenen lager Jilava
Kriegsgefangenen lager 1 Slobozia
Kriegsgefangenen lager 2 Feldioara
Kriegsgefangenen lager 3 Independenta
Kriegsgefangenen lager 4 Vaslui
Kriegsgefangenen lager 5 Tighina
Kriegsgefangenen lager 6 Calafat
Kriegsgefangenen lager 7 Balti, 7/13 Budesti
Kriegsgefangenen lager 8 Bolgrad
Kriegsgefangenen lager 9 Vulcan
Kriegsgefangenen lager 10 Соrbeni
Kriegsgefangenen lager 12 Maia
Kriegsgefangenen lager 17 Timisoara

On the romanian hands were 160,000 prissoniers, but 80,000 were handed over and sent to Germany. More others were send to home (bessarabians and ukraineans) and some 40,000 were POW and worked in Romania.
From Mart.1st 1946 were repatriated from Romania 133,500 people : 28,800 POW and 104,700 civilian workers. Assuming the conditions in Romania and the same mortality as in Finland, the number of POW in Romania coud be some 40,000.

Posted by: Dénes February 08, 2012 11:19 am
Very interesting info. Thanks!

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: Petre February 10, 2012 05:35 pm

Posted by: summitwood September 08, 2019 09:28 pm
I am new to this forum.

Thank you for the lists of the Romanian camps for soviet POWs. Does anyone know where I can get lists of cavalry POWs at these camps. My fathers surname has been spelled in many different ways so I cannot just insert our surname. I believe he was captured in Bukovina (Chernivtsi) early in the war (July 6, 1941?). I thought we were Polish, then Russian but now I believe he was Ukrainian.

Thank you

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