Remembrance of the camp after the war

The Nazis evacuated the main camp in September 1944. On 23 November KL-Natzweiler was the first concentration camp that the Allies discovered in Western Europe.

The camp’s history is gradually giving way to remembrance. In association with the Executive Board, the government is setting up different memorials intended to preserve the memory of this unique place, the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.

The former deportees, who hail from all over Europe, also see to the preservation of the memory of those who, unlike them, were not lucky enough to return home.