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The Froslev Camp Museum

Lejrvejen 83, Padborg, Aabenraa 6330, Denmark
+45 74 67 65 57
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Happy not to be a German visitor

The Froslev Camp Museum gives an excellent insight and sense of how it was to be a Danish prisoner... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
BentNB
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Brussels, Belgium
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We visited the only Danish concentration camp in Froslev. I had never been there before. The camp... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Lars R
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One of Europe's best preserved prisoner of war camps. The Froslev Camp was built as a German internment camp in 1944 during the German occupation of Denmark and today is one of Europe's best preserved German prisoner of war camps. Several thousand Danes were imprisoned at the camp by the German security police. Even though the Froslev Camp was built to avoid the deportation of Danes to concentration camps in Germany, around 1600 Froslev prisoners were sent on, contrary to all agreements, to the horrors of the German concentration camps. In the days of liberation, there was an urgent need for internment options for the thousands of Danish citizens who the Resistance suspected of activities detrimental to the state. The Froslev Camp's many barracks could be used for this purpose. The Froslev Camp was renamed the Faarhus Camp and the camp was reused for so-called quislings or traitors. The museum contains an exhibition about the Faarhus Camp, which opened in March 2013. The Museum is closed in December and January.
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Lejrvejen 83, Padborg, Aabenraa 6330, Denmark
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Froslev Camp Museum gives an excellent insight and sense of how it was to be a Danish prisoner in the camp during the last 11 months of second world war. A mixture of Danish police, members of the resistance movement and threatened Jews were...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the only Danish concentration camp in Froslev. I had never been there before. The camp was initiated Danish Government in agreement with the German Nazis in order to avoid Danish prisoners of war being deport he to the German concentration camps. Soon when...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Took a short visit to this internment camp which is very close to the German border. Many museums (some free, others not). Learned a lot about the Danes role and imprisonment during WWII. Nice place to visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Here you can see many authentic things from world war 2, as it was a prison where germans put border police and others. Some was sent to seadth in Germany. Alså a U.N museum and museum for civil defence.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This well put together museum is a great stop and explore on the map. There are lots of things to see, this is a must try

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Visited the camp museum as a field trip with my 7. grade special education class. The kids got the feeling how terrible the situation was during WWII. They all wanted to come back and show their families the museum. Also the small Amnesty International office...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Still abel to bring some reflektion of the bad old days. Use some houers and tak a cup of coffe before you leave

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Good museum but not so much if you don't speak Danish or German. The main exhibition includes English which makes it interesting but all the other areas such as the UN museum & Home Guards have virtually no English which is a shame...More

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Nationalmuseet D, Receptionschef at The Froslev Camp Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2015

Dear Steve, Thanks for your comment about Frøslevlejrens Museum. We do understand that it may be hard to see, but the camp contains several different and independent exhibitions. The exhibitions about UN and Home Guards are not part of Frøslevlejrens Museum (“the main exhibition”). We...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

We took a trip here, on the same day as visiting the Laboe Naval Memorial. I would recommend the trip over here if you have a car - it is about an hour drive from near Kiel, Germany. This concentration camp was mainly for Danish...More

Thank David S
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