Exhibition “A camp for German prisoners in Foucarville”

Few people know the history of the camp of German prisoners built between 1944 and 1947. This place called “Continental Central Enclosure No. 19″ originally planned for 20,000 men had to expand to accommodate up to 60 000. A real city was built gradually, with electric lighting, roads, sanitation, and water supply ensuring the consumption of 600,000 liters per day.

This exhibition will present information, unpublished or confidential testimonies and original items, never showed to the public. Beyond life in the camp, outdoor work, relationships between prisoners and the local population, the exhibition questions the role of the prison world that displayed a rehabilitation objective of young Germans to democracy.

Opening time :

From 2 January to 31 May : 10 am to 6 pm

From June 1 to September 30 : 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

From 1 October to 30 November: 10 am to 6pm

Closure of the ticket office 1 hour before the museum Closed

from 1 to 25 December inclusive and 31 to 1 January.

Contacts :

Musée du Débarquement de Utah Beach : musee@utah-beach.com / 02 33 71 53 35

Buy your Pass’ at the at the Utah Beach museum or with one of the parners:  1 €/adult (non transferable)
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Terms of use

  • One Pass’ per adult. Reduced price is already given to children, the Pass’ is for adult only.
  • At each visited site, the partner stamp your Pass’: it indicates that the discount have been given.
  • Promotional offer that cannot be combined with other offers.
  • It must be presented to each partner in order to check validity and get discounts.

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