Visit to the site of Stalag 18A
Saturday dawned bright and hot. We all congregated at the Museum to board coaches, which then took us the short distance to the light industrial estate which now occupies the position where Stalag 18A once stood. One we had disembarked, Christian and I said a few words to set the scene, pointing out where the various sections of the old camp had been and then we walked down Lagerstrasse, getting in the way of several rather nonplussed locals, wondering why all these strange people found these factory buildings so interesting. At the end of Lagerstrasse, we turned up Swabenhofstrasse to the south-west corner of the old camp, where a new display board has been erected, giving some details of Stalag 18A. Many photos were taken.
Then it was back to the coaches for the next stage - the cemetery.