Google reveals secrets of WW II camp in Scotland

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London, June 29 (ANI): The Internet is poised to make a remote Scottish Highlands village one of the world's most viewed scenes.

Camp 165 in Watten in Caithness have just won Google's global photography prize.

Watten was the Guantanamo Bay of its day, holding some of the most infamous, top-ranking Nazi officers in high-security confinement long after World War Two ended.

These high-profile prisoners of Little Belsen met various fates after the war.

Otto Kretschmer was freed and went on to rejoin the German navy. In 1965, he became Chief Of Staff of NATO Command for the Baltic Approaches. He retired in 1970 and died in 1998, aged 86.

Max Wunsche was returned to Germany and became the manager of an industrial plant in Wuppertal, Germany. He retired in 1980 and died in 1995, aged 80.

Concentration camp commander Paul Werner Hoppe escaped from a British base in Saxony in 1948 and worked as a gardener in Switzerland until his re-arrest in 1953, when he was sentenced to nine years. He argued that he was too young to understand what had happened at the Stutthoff concentration camp. He worked for an insurance firm on his release and died in 1974.

The Nissen huts housed low-risk captives who were allowed to mingle outside with villagers. It served as a top-secret secure interrogation and re-education unit. (ANI)

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