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  Belzec
Belzec extermination center began operations March 17, 1942, and ended operations December 1942.
Belzec extermination camp, the model for two others in the "Aktion Reinhard" murder program, started as a labor camp in April 1940.
Belzec extermination camp was quite small, with a circumference of +- 1,220 yards.
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 BAHOHP: Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Established in 1940 as a concentration camp, it became an extermination camp in early 1942.
Originally established in 1940 as a camp for Jewish forced labor, the Germans began construction of an extermination camp at Belzec on November 1, 1941, as part of Aktion Reinhard.
A camp for men, opened in August 1938, near Linz in northern Austria, Mauthausen was classified by the SS as a camp of utmost severity.
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 Berga. Berga and Beyond. Civilian Prisoners. Extermination Camps | PBS
From 1941 to mid-1942, six permanent extermination camps were established in occupied Poland, all part of the "SS State" under the command of Heinrich Himmler.
Belzec was the first camp to be installed with permanent gas chambers, allowing for the possibility to kill 15,000 people a day; eventually, 600,000 Jews were murdered at Belzec.
The Nazi extermination camps were designed to convince victims they were on their way to labor or transit camps, unaware of their fate until the moment of their deaths.
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 Comments on the Recent Excavations at Belzec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However they have always rejected the argument that the camp was designed as an extermination camp, that mass gassings were conducted there, or that the total number who perished was anywhere near the alleged total of 600,000.
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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 Hell of Belzec
Belzec extermination camp, the model for two others in the 'Aktion Reinhard' murder program, started as a labor camp in April 1940.
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.
www.auschwitz.dk /Belzec.htm   (931 words)

  
 Alan J. Munn -- Nazi-era concentration camps sites in northwest Germany
In the English language, a concentration camp is a camp where prisoners of war, political prisoners, or refugees are kept or detained involuntarily (not necessarily viciously).
Belzec, in Poland, was a death camp (an extermination camp).
A prisoner of war camp is an example of a concentration camp (unless it is intended to kill its prisoners, as German POW camps for Soviet prisoners were).
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 Belzec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 camp was 265 m long and 275 m wide and consisted of three zones: administrative zone, reception zone, and extermination zone, like Treblinka and Sobibor, the two other extermination centres.
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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 Extermination camp
An extermination camp (also called death camp or death factory) was a kind of concentration camp set up by Nazi Germany during World War II for the express purpose of killing Jews and other groups which were considered undesirable by the Nazi government.
Unlike concentration camps such as Dachau and slave labor camps, where there were horrendous death rates as a byproduct of starvation and ill treatment, the extermination camps were designed specifically for the elimination of persons through gas chambers or other means.
All six German extermination camps were built in occupied Poland.
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 The Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The six extermination camps were all situated in former Poland and had mass murder as their purpose.
The SS was responsible for the administration of the extermination camps.
The Jews were herded into the gas chambers, then the camp personnel closed the doors, and either exhaust gas (in Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka) or poison gas in the form of Zyclon B or A (in Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau) was led into the gas chamber.
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 Belzec extermination camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operating in 1942, the camp was situated in occupied Poland about half a mile south of the local railroad station Belzec in the Lublin district of the General Government.
As was the case in all of the extermination camps, the Nazis tried to hide or destroy evidence at the end of the war.
In 2004, a large new monument commemorating the camp's victims was unveiled.
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 Extermination Camp Belzec, Page I
The very small camp area was located about 400 meters from the Belzec railway station and only 50 meters from the main railway line from Lublin to Lviv.
The construction of the camp to the hill was completed at the end of February 1942.
The final transport to the extermination camp Belzec arrived on 11th of December 1942, after this the camp was decided to be dismantled and all evidences of the crimes committed, were to be destroyed.
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The camp was located 500 meters from the railway siding near the Belzec railway station (in the same spot where the previous labor camp used to exist).
The death camp in Belzec is the very first extermination camp that was built as part of Aktion Reinhard1 and was constructed almost simultaneously with the Sobibor and Treblinka death camps.
The Belzec extermination camp was the laboratory ground for all the death camps that were constructed in the year that followed its initial operation.
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 Operation Reinhard: The Construction of the Belzec Extermination Camp
Belzec, a small town in the southeast of the district of Lublin, close to the border of the district of Lvov and on the Lublin-Zamosc-Rawa Ruska-Lvov railroad line, was selected as the locality for the first extermination camp.
Camp I, in the northwest, was the reception and administrative sector; Camp II, in the eastern section, was the extermination sector.
SS-Oberscharführer Gottfried Schwarz was the Deputy Camp Commandant, SS-Oberscharführer Niemann was in charge of the extermination sector of Camp II, and SS-Oberscharführer Josef Oberhauser, Wirth's adjutant, held responsibility for the con- struction of the camp.
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 Belzec extermination camp at AllExperts
Operating in 1942, the camp was situated in occupied Poland about half a mile south of the local railroad station Belzec in the Lublin district of the General Government.
Eventually, the extermination camp consisted of two subcamps: Camp I, which included the barracks of the Ukrainians, the workshops and barracks of the Jews, the reception area with two undressing barracks, and Camp II, which contained the gas chambers and the mass graves.
As was the case in all of the extermination camps, the Nazis tried to hide or destroy evidence at the end of the war.
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 Belzec
The headquarters of this complex was a labor camp established on the outskirts of Belzec.
Belzec began operations on March 17, 1942; the first Jewish communities deported to Belzec were those of Lublin and Lvov.
Belzec was the second German killing center, and the first of the Operation Reinhard killing centers, to begin operation.
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Camp I, in the northwest, was the reception and administrative sector; Camp II, in the eastern section, was the extermination sector.
The camp was erected in a sparsely populated region, 4 km.
The extermination sector was located in the southwest, in an area measuring 200 x 250 m., totally separated from the rest of the camp by barbed wire.
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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.
auschwitz.dk /Belzec.htm   (1164 words)

  
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The extermination camp was made up of the so-called "castle" and the camp in the woods.
The siding led directly from Belzec station into section 2 of the camp, in which the undressing barracks as well as the gas installations and the burial field were situated...
The upper camp was that part of Treblinka with the gas chambers, where the Jews were killed and their corpses laid in large pits and later burned.
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 Concentration camp 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Start the Concentration camp 1 article or add a request for it.
Look for "Concentration camp 1" in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for "Concentration camp 1" in the Wikimedia Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
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 belzec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Prisoners were forced to disembark, and run naked through this forest door...which led to Belzec, one of the most mysterious of the Killing Centers.
Belzec was open between March 1942 and December 1942; for a rapid, clandestine mass extermination and coverup.
After the killings, Belzec was razed and as part of Aktion 1005, corpses were burned, crushed and mass buried in graves outside the camp.
www.shoaheducation.com /camps/belzec.html   (308 words)

  
 Glossary of the Holocaust - Simon Wiesenthal Center Multimedia Learning Center
An extermination camp established in late 1941 in the Warthegau region of Western Poland, 47 miles west of Lodz.
A camp for men, opened in August 1938, near Linz in northern Austria, Mauthausen was classified by the SS as a camp of utmost severity.
When the deportations from central Europe to the extermination camps began in the spring of 1942, certain groups were initially excluded: invalids; partners in a mixed marriage, and their children; and prominent Jews with special connections.
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 Martin Rudner - THE HOLOCAUST IN BUCZACZ
Belzec, a small, remote Polish village, was initially the site of a German forced labor camp which later became an extermination camp.
A rail spur was constructed to the camp, and on 17 March 1942 the first transport of Jews was brought from Lublin to be put to death at Belzec.
Around the same date the labour camp at Podheitzka was demolished, and its slave labour forces likewise put to death at the Jewish cemetery.
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 Testimony of Nazi Perpetrators
At this point he also mentioned the extermination actions against the Jews, who for the most part were killed at the camp at Belzec...
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.
Michel [the sergeant-major of the camp] told me later that Wirth suddenly appeared, looked around on the gas chambers on which they were still working, and said: 'right, we'll try it out right now with those twenty-five working Jews.
www.brown.edu /Courses/HI0135/Documents/naziperptest.htm   (2273 words)

  
 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.
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.
The camp was closed in the spring of 1943 and all traces were obliterated.
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 Holocaust Glossary
In comparison to the other extermination camps, Chelmno was technologically primitive, employing carbon monoxide gas vans as the main method of killing.
In 1939 the camp was used to hold refugees from the fascist regime in Spain.
At first a labor camp for Poles and a POW camp for Russians, it was classified as a concentration camp in April 1943.
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 Camp d'extermination de Belzec (Pologne)
Les exterminations par gaz commencèrent le 17 mars 1942 et se terminèrent en décembre de la même année.
La construction du camp d'extermination proprement dit commença le 1er novembre 1940 et les nazis utilisèrent pour cela des travailleurs venant du camp de travail ou des communautés juives locales.
Belzec: un groupe de tziganes peu avant d'être conduits à la chambre à gaz.
www.jewishgen.org /ForgottenCamps/Camps/BelzecFr.html   (921 words)

  
 Mattogno on Prof. Kola’s Belzec archaeology - Message Board - ezboard.com
Badania 1997-1999,”212 published in English under the title “Belzec: The Nazi Camp for Jews in the light of archeological sources: Excavations 1997-1999.”213 During the research, drilling was conducted out in the designated area at 5 m intervals with a manual drill some 6 to 8 m long and with a diameter of 65 mm.
The official map of the camp was drawn by the investigative commission of the German crimes in Poland and appeared in the article “The Belzec extermination camp” by Eugeniusz Szrojt, a member of this group.228 There, the area of the graves is represented by a rectangle placed near the northeastern border of the camp.
Andrzej Kola, who was supposed to furnish the ‘material proof’ of the alleged extermination at Belzec, did not take these facts into account; because of his the layout he gives for the graves is completely random, as is their surface aea, their volume, and even their number.
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