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  Belzec extermination camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belzec was the first of the Nazi German extermination camps created for implementing Operation Reinhard during the Holocaust.
Belzec's three gas chambers began operating officially on March 17, 1942, the date given for the start of Operation Reinhard.
By that time, the Jews in the area served by Belzec had been almost entirely exterminated, and it was felt that the new facilities under construction at Auschwitz-Birkenau could handle the rest.
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 Belzec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Belzec, one of the Nazis death camps associated with Action Reinhard, was opened in November 1941.
Belzec was in the southeast corner of Poland, and like Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka and Sobibor, was in a remote sight, away from prying eyes.
Belzec began its murders in March 1942 and it closed in December 1942.
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 Belzec
Belzec extermination camp, the model for two others in the "Aktion Reinhard" murder program, started as a labor camp in April 1940.
Situated in the Lublin district, it was conveniently between the large Jewish populations of south east Poland and eastern Galicia.
Belzec extermination camp was quite small, with a circumference of +- 1,220 yards.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/Belzec.html   (893 words)

  
 Selected Camps: Belzec
Belzec was to be the camp where these experiments would be initiated, and additional camps would be planned and constructed according to the results obtained there.
Belzec was a small town in the southeast of Lublin district, located on the Lublin-Zamossc-Rava Russkaya-Lvov railway line.
The cremation of the corpses in Belzec began in the autumn of 1942 (170).
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 Belzec extermination camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
434,508 Jews were killed in Belzec according to Hoefle's telegram [1].
Only two Jews are known to have survived Belzec: Rudolf Reder and Chaim Herszman.
Seven former members of the SS-Sonderkommando Belzec were indicted in Munich (Germany), but only one, Josef Oberhauser, was brought to trial in 1965 and sentenced to four and a half years in prison.
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 Belzec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Belzec was the first of the Nazi extermination camps created for implementing Operation Reinhard during the Holocaust.
Situated near the town of Belzec in the Lublin district of Poland, it originally began operation in early 1940 as a labor camp for Jews.
By that time, the Jews in the area served by Belzec had been almost entirely exterminated, and it was felt that the newly completed facility at Auschwitz could handle the rest.
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 Belzec extermination camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For very small transports of Jews and Gypsies over a short distance, a minimized version of the gas van technology was used in Belzec: T-4 man and first operator of the gas chambers,, rebuilt an Opel-Blitz post office vehicle by help of a local craftsman into a small gas van.
The two camps were connected by a narrow corridor called the Schlauch, or "Tube." The German guards and the administration were housed in two nice cottages outside the camp across the road.
Only two Jews are known to have survived Belzec: and Chaim Herszman.
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Once the train reached Belzec, 20 of its freight cars were pulled into the extermination camp while the rest of the victims were waiting guarded at the Belzec railway station for their turn.
The Belzec death camp was very small in size and being the first death camp of its kind was perceived by the Nazi authorities as the least efficient.
The Belzec extermination camp was the laboratory ground for all the death camps that were constructed in the year that followed its initial operation.
www.angelfire.com /my/heritage/ghetto_bochnia/appendix/belzec.htm   (1982 words)

  
 Belzec
In March, 1942, the Jews of the Lublin Province of Poland are deported to the Belzec death camp.
The Belzec camp was located in southern-eastern Poland in the Lublin District.
Between March and December of 1942, Belzec served as a German extermination center, at which between 550,00 and 600,000 Jews were killed.
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 Hell of Belzec
Belzec was situated in the Lublin district forty-seven miles north of the major city of Lvov, conveniently between the large Jewish populations of south east Poland and eastern Galicia.
The first commandant of Belzec was SS Colonel General Christian Wirth, a former police officer who had played a leading role in implementing the T4 "euthanasiaprogram".
Many of the transports to Belzec passed through Lvov where the deportees were "processed" for death at the Janowska concentration camp in the town.
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 Belzec
Constructed as part of Aktion Reinhard, the Nazi plan to kill all Jews in the Generalgouvernement, Belzec was the second Nazi extermination camp to begin operation, and the first of the Aktion Reinhard camps.
Good rail connections and Belzec's location central to areas of significant Jewish populations in the Lvov, Krakow, and Lublin regions led the Germans to begin construction of an extermination camp there in November 1941.
After the Belzec camp was dismantled, the Germans established a farm at the site, planting trees and crops to disguise the area.
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 Holocaust: Belzec - The Forgotten Camp
Belzec was a part of "Operation Reinhardt." Its purpose, which was accomplished, was to destroy the Jewish communities of Eastern Poland – specifically the main centers of Warsaw, Lublin, Cracow and Lvov.
Operation Reinhardt began in March 1942 with the construction of Belzec and ended in August 1943 with the destruction of Treblinka.
As Mike explained, once a person arrived in Belzec, he would have wished he was in Dante’s inferno.
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 Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Memorial opens at death camp in Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Belzec memorial was unveiled a month after Poland's entry into the European Union, a sign of post-communist governments' growing effort to acknowledge that much of the Holocaust took place on German-occupied Polish soil.
Belzec was one of six death camps set up in occupied Poland as part of the Nazi "final solution" to exterminate Europe's Jews.
Belzec victims were brought in by train and sent straight to the gas chambers.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2004/06/03/memorial_completed_at_nazi_era_death_camp   (637 words)

  
 Comments on the Recent Excavations at Belzec
Revisionists argue that Belzec functioned as a labor camp (forestry) and as a transit camp.
Belzec, in eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border, was the first camp in which the Nazis erected permanent gas chambers.
Belzec was one of six extermination camps erected by the Nazis.
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 Belzec Dedication
Belzec is a mass grave which was used as farmland after the Holocaust….the farmers often turning up bone fragments with their plows.
Otherwise, there were mostly survivors and their families, a scenario which brings about a series of emotions ranging from being proud to be a part of this to wondering how all these people cope with all the scars.
As we got closer to Belzec, it got quieter and quieter on the bus and one survivor asked 2 people talking loudly to stop and another asked the driver to turn off his radio.
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 Belzec
The first commandant of Belzec was SS Colonel General Christian Wirth, a former police officer who had played a leading role in implementing the T4 Euthanasia program.
Toward the end of the war, anxious to disguise the evidence of their crime, the Germans tried to clean out the graves and burn the corpses.
The Belzec extermination center began operations March, 1942 and ended operations December 1942.
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 Search: Belzec - Info.co.uk
Belzec was situated in the Lublin district forty-seven miles north of the...
Belzec extermination center was for the systematic extermination of Jewish people.
Belzec camp was located in southern-eastern Poland in the...
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 Axis History Forum :: View topic - Belzec
Belzec was the laboratory for murder which was carried out in the main by civilians and German police officers drafted into the euthanasia program (T4) who were then dressed up in SS uniforms.
The second recorded escape from Belzec, as it happened, was from one of the first transports that arrived from the town of Zolkiew in March, 1942: two women, Mina Astman and Malka Talenfeld, had taken advantage of the inexperience and confusion in the early transports and secreted themselves in a ditch and waited.
Sarah survived and returned to Belzec after the war and was re-united with her daughter, The child grew up, married, and now lives in Israel with children of her own.
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 Belzec, one of six Nazi extermination centers in Poland
By the autumn of that year there were three camps in the village itself and a number of satellite camps in surrounding areas accommodating more than eleven thousand prisoners at a time.
The first transport of Jews from Lublin and surrounding area reached Belzec on 29 May 1940 well before accommodation or food was prepared for them.
In this document it was stated that "the camp was capable of handling four to five transports of one thousand Jews in one day, of whom none will ever return to the General-Gouvernment." Deportation from Poland and later from Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Romania began at this time.
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 Belzec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In November 1941 work was started on the first extermination camp of the "Aktion Reinhard", near the Polish village of Belzec on the southeastern border of Lublin district.
The number of people coming from Austria who met their death in Belzec cannot be established at the present state of research.
Extermination transports ran from Izbica ghetto, to which 4,000 Austrian Jews had been deported in 1942, from Modliborzyce, where 999 people had been sent from Austria in March 1941, and from Opole ghetto, which had taken in 2,003 persons from Austria in 1941.
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 Belzec Camp History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In early 1940 the Germans set up a number of labour camps in the Belzec district, housing workers building the "Otto-Line", a series of fortifications on the border with the Soviet Union.
When he returned to Belzec the reconstruction of the death camp took on a new sense of urgency.
The most recent research indicates a total of 434,508 victims for Belzec, although it is unclear whether this figure includes those killed during round-ups and in transit.
www.deathcamps.org /belzec/belzec.html   (4714 words)

  
 Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Belzec memorial, launched by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in the mid-1990s, is being constructed under the auspices of the American Jewish Committee and the Polish government.
Belzec was one of only six concentration camps built solely to kill Jews in gas chambers, as opposed to others like Maijdanek and Auschwitz, which also were labor camps.
Belzec operated only between March 1942 and March 1943, but in that time scholars now estimate that 435,000 Jews were gassed and buried in mass graves.
www.thejewishweek.com /news/newscontent.php3?artid=8203   (1374 words)

  
 Belzec: The Forgotten Camp_   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Belzec was a part of "Operation Reinhardt." Its purpose, which was accomplished, was to destroy the Jewish communities of Eastern Poland - specifically the main centers of Warsaw, Lublin, Cracow and Lvov.
The memorial that has been built over, whats is not left of, Belzec was more moving than the memorials at any of the other death camps that i visited on my trip.
Belzec came out of shadow and is no longer "The forgotten camp".
www.aish.com /holocaust/issues/belzec_the_forgotten_camp_.asp   (1054 words)

  
 Testimonies of Belzec SS-Men
The camp of Belzec was situated north-east of the Tomaszo'w to Lemberg [Lvov] road beyond the village of Belzec.
During the first experiments and the first set of transports in the second series of experiments bottled gas was still used for gassing; however, for the last transports of the second series of experiments the Jews were killed with the exhaust gases from a tank or lorry engine which was operated by Hackenholt.
A goods train traveled directly into the camp of Belzec, the freight cars were opened and Jews whom I believe were from the area of Romania or Hungary were unloaded.
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When the train entered Belzec station, its 40-60 freight cars were rearranged into several separate transports because the reception capacity inside the camp was 20 cars at the most.
Belzec was the first camp in which large gas chambers were built.
Its layout was similar to that in Belzec and Treblinka, where the entrances to the gas chambers branched off from a central passage.
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