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Lancer44
08-14-2006, 12:56 AM
Anyone have any information about German standards for space in Allied POWs camps. I mean square metres per person.

Question is serious. Please, I need well sourced answers not speculations.

Cheers,

Lancer44

SS Tiger
08-14-2006, 01:17 AM
Germany had signed the Geneva convention, so I'm guessing they followed the standards set out by that(obviously they had exceptions for Soviets and other groups of POWs who didn't fit the racial ideal).


SECTION II
PRISONERS OF WAR CAMPS

Art. 9. Prisoners of war may be interned in a town, fortress or other place, and may be required not to go beyond certain fixed limits. They may also be interned in fenced camps; they shall not be confined or imprisoned except as a measure indispensable for safety or health, and only so long as circumstances exist which necessitate such a measure.
Prisoners captured in districts which are unhealthy or whose climate is deleterious to persons coming from temperate climates shall be removed as soon as possible to a more favourable climate.
Belligerents shall as far as possible avoid bringing together in the same camp prisoners of different races or nationalities.
No prisoner may at any time be sent to an area where he would be exposed to the fire of the fighting zone, or be employed to render by his presence certain points or areas immune from bombardment.



Here is a link to the rules set out,
http://www.icrc.org/IHL.nsf/52d68d14de6160e0c12563da005fdb1b/eb1571b00daec90ec125641e00402aa6?OpenDocument

Napalm
09-09-2006, 10:37 PM
Anyone have any information about German standards for space in Allied POWs camps. I mean square metres per person.

Question is serious. Please, I need well sourced answers not speculations.

Cheers,

Lancer44

Standards for Allied and Axis prisoners in Ireland

http://www.curragh.info/klines.htm


Officers and NCOs were accommodated two to a room. The enlisted men were housed in 20 X 120 foot wooden huts divided into six rooms containing a bed, table, chair, electric light, chest of drawers, wardrobe, mirror, curtains and a mat. The huts were heated by small coal burning stoves. Two of these huts had abolitions attached containing two toilets, two showers and three wash hand basins. Hot water was available from 0800 hrs until 2130 hrs. Meals were served three times daily. Breakfast consisted of bacon, eggs, tea, and bread and butter. At 1300 hrs the main meal usually consisted of roast beef, turnips and potatoes with creamed pudding as desert. Fish was served on Fridays. Bread and butter, Tea and jam were available in the evenings.