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Type plans of buildings for the Ostffyasszonyfa prison camp


K. u. K. technical headquarters of the HQ



Armies of unprecedented numbers were deployed during World War I, and of course the losses were very high for each warring party. The Geneva Convention (1864) obliges everyone to treat prisoners of war in a humane way, so health facilities have been designed with great care. The Army Central Engineering Department has provided type designs so to get construction contractors up and running as soon as possible. Built near the Ostffyasszonyfa (actually Nagysimonyi), a barrack town of 40-50,000 people has already been disappeared nearly without a trace, and is overgrown by a forest.

Information on digitization

Name of site
Other settlement names
Size description
Az oldalak méretei
3 lap
Place of origin/discovery
Specialist description
A barakkok terveinek teljes anyaga, és szöveges leírása a Vas Megyei Levéltárban megtalálható, eredetiben a hadparancsnokság pozsonyi levéltára őrzi. Fényképek a táborról a weben találhatók.
Name of institution or personage holding object; identification number of object
Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár Vas Megyei Levéltára ; XI. 22. Vas megyei építési vállalkozók iratai, 3. doboz. HU_MNL_VaML_Ofai_hft_TR_0035_Wasch_u_Aborthaus_r; HU_MNL_VaML_Ofai_hft_TR_0042_Krankenbaracke_f_28_Mann_r.; HU_MNL_VaML_Ofai_hft_TR_0050_Gemauerter_Back”fen_r
Written sources
CSÁK Zsófia: Az ostffyasszonyfai hadifogolytábor története, 1915-1918. Bőv. átd. kiad. [Ostffyasszonyfa], 2014.
Web page A hadifogolytábor halotti anyakönyvei/ / Zapisi o smrti taborišča vojnih ujetnikov:
File name
MNL_VaML_0088_B_0013 - MNL_VaML_0088_B_0015
300 dpi; 600 dpi
Restrictions on use
Korlátozás nélkül
Date of documentation
Person documenting
Kóta Péter

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