Walter Marten was a child of 8 when,
in May 1945, the Americans built a
POW camp for 30,000 German sol-
diers and 30,000 refugees in the
village of Sülstorf. The POWs lived in
self-dug pit-houses covered with tar-
paulins. The camp was closed only
three weeks later when the Soviets
occupied eastern Germany. Now, for
the first time, a camp like this was
excavated by archeologists in the
course of the NEL construction.