HC Deb 06 April 1960 vol 621 cc382-3
22. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will place in the Library a list of the names of former internees at Gadeland Camp in Schleswig-Holstein at the time of the liberation of that area by British forces.

Mr. R. Allan

As far as I can discover, no such list exists.

Mrs. Castle

Is it not a fact that this camp was used by the British Government at the time of the liberation as an internment camp for prominent Nazis? Surely there is some record available of the Nazis who were interned? Is the hon. Member aware that this information would help the Kiel Land Parliament in the inquiries it is at present conducting into the activities of Professor Heyde, a euthanasia expert under the Nazis, who is rumoured to be occupying a high official medical post in Schleswig-Holstein at present? Should not all assistance be given to the West German Government in these inquiries?

Mr. Allan

In answer to the first part of the hon. Lady's supplementary question, she is right in saying that this was a camp in which Nazis were interned for examination and appropriate action under the denazification procedure. Those records are available in various places but are dispersed. Any list, if it ever existed, of the occupants of the camp would only be a roll-call—nothing more. In answer to the second part of the supplementary question, we will be very willing to assist any of the German authorities in making available to them, if they ask us, such information as we possess about this camp.