High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Peat Bog Soldiers is one of Europe's best-known protest songs. It exists in countless European languages, became a Republican anthem during the Spanish Civil War; was a symbol of resistance during the Second World War; and is popular with the Peace movement today. What makes it perhaps so poignant is the knowledge that is was written, composed and first performed in a Nazi concentration camp by the prisoners themselves. This song was written by prisoners in Nazi moorland labour camps in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Emslandlager ('Emsland camps') - as they were known - were for political opponents of the Third Reich, located outside of Börgermoor, now part of the commune Surwold, not far from Papenburg. A memorial of these camps, the Dokumentations- und Informationszentrum (DIZ) Emslandlager, is located at Papenburg.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken