Darnytskyi


In a district east of Kiev called Darnytskyi, the Germans established a prisoner of war camp for Soviet prisoners of war in 1941. The camp was called Stalag 339 and existed until 1943. Lack of shelter, food, medicines, water etc meant that diseases could spread uninhibitedly and harvested thousands of victims. It is estimated that somewhere between 60,000 – 70,000 prisoners of war died in the camp.

Current status: Demolished with monument (2019).

Location: 50°25'45.00"N 30°41'39.77"E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The site is just over one kilometer into the forest and may not be easy to find if you do not know that the road that exists actually leads to the monument. There is another monument that is much easier to find and that was probably established after the fall of the Soviet Union and is located along a road.

Follow up in books: Moore, Bob, Fedorowich, Kent: Prisoners of War and Their Captors in World War II (1996).