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Plaszow Concentration Camp

(1941—1945)

Plaszow was a forced labor camp for Jews in Krakow, Poland. In 1944, Plaszow became a concentration camp, and at its height of activity, it held nearly 20,000 prisoners. Plaszow is famous for the thousand or so Jews who were saved by Oskar Schindler. Schindler's enamelware factory was in Krakow adjacent to Plaszow. Using the excuse that his Jewish employees were necessary to wartime production, Schindler saved nearly 1,000 Jews from abuse in Plaszow and deportation to extermination camps. On January 19, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the camp, though most prisoners had already been transferred to camps further west in Austria and Germany.

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I WAS TAKEN TO AUSWITZ WITH MY PARENTS AND 3 SISTERS IN 1944 WE WERE DVIDED FROM MY FAMILY MY MOTHER AND MY LITTLE SISTER WERE WERE SEND TO THE LEFT TO BE GASED AND MY 2 OTHER SISTERS TO THE RIGHT FOR WORK,  THEY DIED IN ONE OF THE CAMPS, WHEN THE LINE OF MEN AND THE BOYS MOVE TO IN THE LINE IN FRONT OF MENGELE MY FATHER MOTIONED TO THE LEFT AND ME TO THE RIGHT, I RAN AFTER MY FATHER I NEARLY CAUGHT HIS COAT A GUARD PULED ME BACK TO THE RIGHT AFTER A FEW DAYS IN AUSHWIZ I WAS SEND TO "KRAKAU PLASOV" THAT WAS ON THE JEWISH CEMETERY. WHERE I WAS A FEW WEEKS  FORM THERE TO GROSS ROSEN FROM THERE TO GERLITZ TO WORK ON TANKS, FROM THERE TO ZITAU WERE I WAS LIBERATED BY THE RUSSIANS

in 1944 i was taken with my family to aushwitz were i was devided for my family to be send to work  in krakau "plasow"the camp was on the jewish cemetery from there to gross rosen to gerlitz to zitau where i was liberated by the russians

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City: Krakow 1
Country: Poland 1
Amon Göth appointed the camp commander:
11 Feb 1943 2
Franz Josef Müller appointed the camp commander:
January 1943 2
Julag II, a forced labour subcamp created:
September 1942 2
Julag I, a forced labour subcamp created:
spring 1942 2
Ghetto created in Krakow:
03 Mar 1941 3
Number of prisoners in Plaszow reaches 20,000:
11 Jan 1944 3
Plaszow is established as a forced labor camp:
1942 3
Schindler moves his Jewish work force toBruennlitz:
21 Oct 1944 3
Soviet forces liberate Krakow & Plaszow:
19 Jan 1945 3
SS destroy Krakow ghettos sending 2,000 to Plaszow:
13 Mar 1943 3

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