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Prisoners liberated by U.S. troops on May 2, 1945, at Wöbbelin, Germany. Prisoners from northern German concentration camps were evacuated to this small work camp, a satellite camp of KZ Neuengamme close to Hamburg, in the last phase of the war. As more and more prisoners were needed in the German armament industry, hundreds of small work camps were set up all over Germany close to the factories. Prisoners were sent there from the main concentration and extermination camps.