Did anybody escape from the camp during the war?

Approximately 150 escapes were recorded at the 70 or so annex camps, especially near the end of the war, when supervision and surveillance was relatively more lax, but only one breakout from the main camp was successful. On 4 August 1942, five deportees who had been assigned to labour kommandos at Struthof Inn, outside the barbed-wire perimeter, managed to get ahold of SS uniforms and a vehicle, drive through the checkpoint and reach occupied France. Only one was caught and brought back to the camp. He was tortured for several days before being hanged in front of the deportees on 5 November 1942. Afterwards, the central management authority of the camps in Oranienburg issued a circular demanding stronger vehicle security and inspection measures.