Camp Gabrielle Petit Hitfeld

Built: 1946

Abandoned: 1992

Visited: 2007

Hitfeld, Germany

In the early days this camp was used by the Nazis. After the Second World War the ally troups took over the camp. The BSD (Belgium army in Germany) was responsable for almost 60 years of allied occupation in Nordrhein Westfalen. This part was under control of the United kingdom after the WWII and the Belgium army did his work here together with the UK army. The camp in Hitfeld was used for distribution of military goods and post. Letters and packages for every Belgium camp in Germany was first transported to Camp Gabrielle Petit Hitfeld.


When the Belgium Army left the barracks on the outskirts of Aachen in the early 1990s, most of the buildings have fallen into decay. The buildings got trashed and vandalised. There are no future plans for this camp. To check out how the camp used to look some years ago before it got vandalised, please check Johannes Wielemeier his website.

Photos Camp Gabrielle Petit Hitfeld

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