Place Page

Belzec Extermination Camp

(1941—1942)

The Belzec extermination camp was the first killing center of Operation Reinhard—the plan to murder Polish Jews in the German-occupied portions of Poland. The camp was simply divided into two parts, a receiving center and the gas chambers. Overall, between March and December 1942, almost 500,000 Jews were killed, along with an unknown number of Poles and gypsies. By Spring 1943, the Germans had burned most of the bodies and plowed over the site to make it look like a farm in order to hide the truth of the Nazis disgusting disregard for human life.

More…

Related Pages

+
Belzec

Stories

There are no stories about Belzec Extermination Camp. Add a story

Pictures & Records (5)

Add
Belzec1.jpg
Belzec1.jpg
Jews are forced into boxcars destined for the Belzec extermination camp. Lublin, Poland, 1942. — YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York; US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Belzec2.jpg
Belzec2.jpg
View after the obliteration of the Belzec extermination camp: railway shed where victims' belongings were stored. Belzec, Poland, 1944. — Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library Limited; US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Children%20from%20Belzec%20Gypsys%20camp.jpg
Children%20from%20Belzec%20Gypsys%20camp.jpg
gerstein10.jpg
gerstein10.jpg
murder2.jpg
murder2.jpg

Add a photo or record for Belzec Extermination Camp

Add
Show More

Stories

Place Details

Edit
Location:
City: Belzec 1
Country: Poland 1
Belzec inspected by SS official for efficiency:
19 Aug 1942 2
Construction of Belzec begins:
01 Nov 1941 2
Gassing operations begin:
17 Mar 1942 2
Killings stop at Belzec:
December 1942 2
Polish underground sends reports of killings:
10 Jul 1942 2
Victims:
434,500: Jews Killed 2
Number Unknown: Poles and Gypsies 2

Looking for more information about Belzec Extermination Camp?

Search through millions of records to find out more.

About this Memorial Page

Anyone can contribute to this page. Please sign in or sign up—it's free.

Contributors:
Clio
Created:
Modified:
Page Views:
21,657 total (44 this week)

×