Belzec is situated in the far south eastern corner of Poland, not too far away from the border with Ukraine. Near this small village the very first extermination camp established by the Nazis was being exploited. Finally about 435.000 people perished in Belzec. The majority was Jewish but also a number of Gypsies were murdered in the camp.

Of the original camp very little to nothing remains. In 2004 a new and great memorial was erected on the site of the camp.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!

Source

  • Text: Frank van der Elst
  • Photos: Frank van der Elst

Related books

Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka
Hitler, 1936-1945
The Camp Men
The Third Reich
Encyclopedia of the Third Reich
Read more (2)