KZ-Syndrom: KZ-Syndrome

Hanife Gökce, Eske Rasmus Jeppesen & Marlene Kæregaard Bjørn

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


World War II still stands as one of the largest and most important events that happened in the 20th century. It had an especially huge influence in Europe for many years after. It was a war between different ideologies, and as a result of the outcome of the war, Europe was divided into two. When Russia and the allies forced their way through Europe towards Berlin, they discovered that the Nazis had done some terrible things to humanity. The people that were still alive in the concentration camps were rescued and could return to their home countries. This project analyses what happened after the Danish prisoners got back home to Denmark. They had to adapt straight back into the daily life of work and families when most of them still had massive psychological trauma that they had suffered in the camps. The trauma and symptoms that the prisoners showed got the name Concentration Camp Syndrome (KZ-syndrome). Danish Jews, police officers and resistance fighters were all deported to concentration camps. However, this paper will only examine Danish Jews and resistance fighters, as they were the two main groups that were sent to the concentration camps from Denmark. To understand the concentration camp syndrome, the paper also includes an evolutional prospect of how the concentration camp syndrome was understood and discussed between different scientists.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 maj 2014
VejledereClaus Bundgård Christiansen


  • Paul Thygesen
  • Jøder
  • Modstandsfolk
  • Concentration Camp Syndrome
  • Knud Hermann
  • Danmark
  • 1954
  • Jews
  • Rigsarkiv
  • KZ-syndrom
  • Anden Verdenskrig
  • Theresienstadt
  • Koncentrationslejre