Lauenburg Provincial Sanatorium

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The Provincial Sanatorium Lauenburg was a sanatorium and nursing home for the mentally ill on the outskirts of Lauenburg in Pomerania .


The facility was built at the (freight) station Finkenbruch, about two kilometers south of the core town of Lauenburg, and opened in 1887. The institution was run by the Pomeranian Provincial Association . The first boss was Fritz Siemens . During the Second World War the patient was murdered by German units, including in the forest of Piaśnica . The institution was closed in 1940. The buildings were leased to the Reich for the purposes of the SS-Totenkopfverband . From May 1940 they were used as barracks for the SS.

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Individual evidence

  2. a b Manfred Schultze-Plotzius: An overview of the activities of the provincial administration of Pomerania in the years 1933 to 1945. In: Baltic Studies . Volume 49 NF, 1962/1963, ISSN  0067-3099 , p. 86 f.

Coordinates: 54 ° 31 '24.2 "  N , 17 ° 45' 52.9"  E