a German prisoner-of-war camp, esp. in WWII
Origin of StalagGerman from sta(mm)lag(er) from stamm, a base, literally , stem + lager, a camp: see lair
A German prisoner of war camp for officers and enlisted personnel.
Origin of stalagGerman short for Stammlager base camp Stamm base, stem ( from Middle High German stam ) ( from Old High German; see stā- in Indo-European roots.) Lager camp, bed ( from Middle High German leger ) ( from Old High German legar bed, lair ; see lager . )