"I went to Struthof in Alsace"

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 Natzweiler-Struthof was a concentration camp situated in the Alsace region of France, which during the war was annexed by Germany as part of the Third Reich.  It was in operation from 1941-1944 and an estimated 52,000 people were kept prisoner there; around half of them were killed.  There was a gas chamber and crematorium, and medical experiments were performed on a number of inmates.  In September 1944, prisoners were forced to partake in a death march to Dachau; some weeks later, Natzweiler-Struthof became the first camp in Western Europe to be reached by Allied forces.  The site now holds a museum and memorial.