Prisoners of War in WW2

Prisoners of War in WW2

As World War Two drew to a close, hundreds of thousands of troops from across all divisions of the Allied and Axis forces had been captured. These prisoners of war were spread throughout all of the major battlegrounds, including Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Far East and North Africa, with each power choosing to deal with their POW in their own way.

The Geneva Convention - rules that supposedly governed the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment during war times - did have some impact on the way POW camps were run, but this wasn't always the case.

Click on the links below to find out more about specific POW camps and localised treatment of prisoners during World War Two:


MLA Citation/Reference

"Prisoners of War in WW2". 2023. Web.