Definition of Oflag in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒflaɡ/


A German prison camp for captured enemy officers. Compare with Stalag.
Example sentences
  • Allied officers interned in the east German prison camp Oflag IVC - known as Castle Colditz - endure the privations of captivity while attempting to do the apparently impossible: escape.
  • Writing to London from Oflag IX A / H, he pressed for the return, or at least for the removal to a neutral territory, of those POWs who had also been prisoners in World War I.
  • British Freemasons, incarcerated in Oflag 79 at Brunswick in Germany, made instruments out of wood stripped from their sleeping bunks and metal pilfered from the debris of bombed buildings.


German, contraction of Offizier(s)lager 'officers' camp'.

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