Plaszow Concentration Camp

Plaszow Concentration Camp

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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.

    I'd like to point out that Plaszow, first the labour force camp, then the concentration camp, was located at Plaszow which is a part of Podgorze. Podgorze is one of Krakow's suburbs. I don't understand why the text mentions Ukraine. Krakow was and still is in Poland, and so is Plaszow.


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