Thil Concentration Camp



brief description: 

memorial site on the grounds of the former Thil concentration camp. The camp was put in place to house workers which were used as forced labour in a nearby iron mine. Up until the end of World War II, the mine served as a manufacturing facility for V1 rockets. The fact that such an underground production plant ever existed in the Lorraine region of France almost fell into oblivion as the camp site was torn down by the people of Thil, immediately following World War II. Later, however, a collection was taken up to build a crypt enclosing the former crematorium. It is only in the recent past that the municipality of Thil, together with an association promoting the remembrance and recognition of the concentration camp, has proposed a project to further keep the camp memory alive.

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
visits only by prior appointment with the Thil Town Hall (Phone: 0033 (0)3 82 89 45 92, Fax: 0033 (0)3 82 89 20 60)
in mint condition, very well-kempt
Background noise: 
very quiet
the concentration camp memorial site is located on the outskirts of Thil, on the edge of the forest
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed


coming from Thionville on the A30 motorway going in the direction of Longwy, take exit no. 7 (direction Aumetz). Follow the D521 and the D27 secondary roads going in the direction of Villerupt. Continue on the D26 to Thil
there is no direct rail service to Thil. The closest (bigger) train station is Thionville, approx. 20 km away


parking lot: 


Marie-Alix Fourquenay