This drawing provides an excellent aerial view of the prison camp at Zerbst and the surrounding countryside. Zerbst was one of the largest prison camps in Germany and normally housed around 15,000 men at a given time. The image illustrates the POW's barracks, camp security, administrative buildings, and hospital facilities. Note the quarantine camp to the right of the prison facility; newly arrived POW's spent their initial time in the camp in isolation to prevent the introduction of infectious diseases into the POW population.
Germany, Zerbst, Camp Order, Quarters, Administrative Buildings, Hospital Wards, Quarantine Camps, Security