The Great Escape


On the night of March 24/25, 1944, seventy-six Allied airmen escaped from Stalag Luft 3 through a tunnel that had been dug for a year. Among them were six Polish airmen. The event became known as the "Great Escape.” On Hitler’s special order, 50 participants of the action were executed. The escape from Żagań was filmed in 1963 in the American movie "The Great Escape,” starring Steve McQueen.

POW Camps Museum
Lotników Alianckich 45 Street
68-100 Żagań, Poland
phone +48 68 478 49 94

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The public task is co-financed from the funds received from the Marshal's Office of the Lubuskie Voivodeship