Chelmno Extermination Camp

Chelmno Extermination Camp

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The Chelmno extermination camp was designed to kill Jews of the Lodz, Poland, ghetto. The camp was divided into two parts, the manor camp and the forest camp. In the manor camp prisoners were unloaded, forced to undress, and then loaded back onto trucks where they were killed with carbon monoxide gas. The bodies were then taken to the forest camp, where they were buried in mass graves or burned in open ovens. At least 152,000 people were killed at Chelmno, most from the Lodz ghetto and other western towns in Poland.


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August 11, 2009
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