two story ruins of hotel used for internment in WW II

Ruins of Hotel Sabeneta Fusagasuga, Colombia (courtesy of Rosita Welcker)


German internees in the area of Fusagasugá, Columbia were held in the Hotel Sabaneta. Unlike some Latin American holding facilities, conditions were relaxed. In 1944 around 100 Germans were interned there. A fence was created around the hotel, but some local Germans were able to rent rooms in town and merely report in to the guards periodically.(Friedman, Nazis and Good Neighbors, 149.)

Internees at Hotel Sabaneta, Fusagasugá, Colombia

diplomatic internees in a large group, with many children in the first 3 rows

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