The Wiebe Barracks
- The barracks (Koszary Wiebego) were constructed in the 1850s.
- The barracks owe their name to the Wiebe Bastion located nearby. Adam Wiebe was a Dutch engineer of hydro-technical facilities and fortifications.
- The building accommodated military administration offices of Prussian infantry and grenadiers.
- After the war, the building was also used as barracks.
- In 1957 the barracks were passed to civilian administration. The building was transformed into a manufacturing plant, Unimor, where radio and television equipment was produced.
- At present, the building houses the Marshal Office of the Pomorskie Province.
Memories and stories told by the inhabitants
Some memorabilia related to the Wiebe Barracks have survived to our times, including some group photographs of soldiers, Albert Freihöfer’s notebook and his militärpass (a military service book) – he was a soldier stationed at the barracks. There is also a letter written by another soldier to his beloved Elisabeth, a photograph featuring a veteran with a caption in German: Opa von der Danziger Kaserne (Grandpa from the barracks of Danzig). We can also see him in a group photograph presenting the interior of the Wieben Kaserne.
⯆ The building of the former Wiebe Barracks.
⯆ Today the building houses the headquarters of the Marshal Office of the Pomorskie Province.
⯆ The Wiebe Barracks used to be referred to as the yellow barracks.
⯆ A postcard featuring the Wiebe Barracks.
⯆ The Wiebe Barracks in a postcard.
⯆ A veteran in a photograph with a caption: Grandpa from the barracks of Danzig.
⯆ A German caption on the back of the photograph: Opa von der Danziger Kaserne.
⯆ Grandpa from the barracks of Danzig in a group photograph.
⯆ A letter written in 1940 by a soldier from the Wiebe Barracks to his beloved Elisabeth.
⯆ The cover of a military service book, the property of Albert Freihöfer, a soldier.
⯆ Militarpass - Albert Freihöfer’s military service book.
⯆ The cover of Albert Freihöfer’s notebook. He was a soldier stationed at the Wiebe Barracks.
⯆ Albert Freihöfer’s notebook. He was a soldier stationed at the Wiebe Barracks.
⯆ Soldiers of the Wiebe Barracks. A monument at Embankment Square in the background.
⯆ A group photograph of soldiers stationed at the Wiebe Barracks. A monument at Embankment Square in the background.
⯆ A group photograph of soldiers stationed at the Wiebe Barracks.