Death camps memorial Site

Death Camps Memorial Site is a historical and educational project created out of passion for history and the often overlooked topic of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps and mass crimes committed, among, others by the SS, SD, Gestapo, Einsatzgruppen.

All texts on the website have been written by me, based on 15 years of expanding knowledge by studying such materials as: historical sources, archives and museum collections, the Institute of National Remembrance materials, testimonies of witnesses and consultations with museum staff and guides.

The aim of the project is to spread knowledge related to the events that took place during World War II, including topics such as genocide, the Holocaust, crimes against humanity. The project is conducted in the following languages: Polish and English. It is international thanks to the use of the Internet, social media services, streaming platforms and by organizing, among others, educational meetings, lectures, and research trips.

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Concentration and Extermination Camps 1933-1945

The largest Nazi German concentration and extermination camps (in terms of the greatest number of deaths) in 1933-1945. In some places, as part of hiding evidence (Action 1005 / Sonderkommando 1005 ), only monuments and museums remained, which were created on the grounds of former extermination camps.

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Nazi German concentration and extermination camps map

Knowledge Base

Revolt in Sobibor – an assault on immortality

Revolt in Sobibor

On October 14, 1943, an armed uprising of Sonderkommando prisoners took place in the German death camp in Sobibor. The goal was to escape from the camp and save themselves from death. In the extermination camps, apart from SS supe...

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Sonderkommando revolt in Auschwitz Birkenau

Sonderkommando revolt

On October 7, 1944, the Sonderkommando prisoners forced to work in the crematoria started the greatest revolt in the history of the largest German extermination camp - Auschwitz-Birkenau. Sonderkommando prisoners were aware that d...

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The massacre in Babi Yar - 33,771 victims of the …

The massacre in Babi Yar

On September 29-30, 1941, one of the most notorious crimes of the Second World War took place in the Babi Yar gorge in the north-eastern part of Kiev. German troops of Einsatzgruppen C, specifically Sonderkommando 4a, with the sup...

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Sobibor - Nazi German extermination camp

Sobibor

The death camp in Sobibór (SS Sonderkommando Sobibór) - a Nazi German extermination camp established as part of Operation Reinhardt, near the village of Sobibór, near the Bug River, in the General Government. The time of mas...

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Stutthof - The first transport of prisoners

Stutthof - the begining

On September 2, 1939, the first concentration camp In the current territory of the Republic of Poland, later called Konzentrationslager Stutthof, was established in Sztutowo (German: STUTTHOF), 36 km from Gdańsk. The first transp...

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Treblinka railway station

railway station Treblinka

Treblinka railway station - the no longer existing building of the railway station where trains stopped just before the entrance to the Treblinka II camp. Transports of Jews murdered in one of the largest German extermination camp...

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Gas chambers in Germans Death Camps

Komora Gazowa

In concentration and extermination camps, the Germans used gas chambers for mass extermination, mainly of the Jewish people, but also of Poles, Soviets, Roma, and prisoners deported from actually every occupied European country. B...

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Maksymilian Kolbe - life for life

On August 14, 1941, Father Maksymilian Kolbe was killed in the basement of the "death block" in the German concentration camp Auschwitz. At the end of July, during the roll call, he voluntarily chose to starve to death in exchange...

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Hujowa Górka - place of execution in KL Plaszów

Hujowa Górka - place of execution

KL PLASZOW - "Hujowa Górka - one of the three execution sites located in the German concentration camp (formerly labor camp) in Krakow-Plaszow. Executions, most often by shooting, took place regularly from the summer of 1943 to t...

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Important People

Timeline

1939/09/02  the first transport of 150 prisoners to Sztutowo - construction of the future KL Stutthof camp started.
1940/04/27 after a series of inspections of various facilities, the SS commander Heinrich Himmler gives the order to set up a camp in Oświęcim.
1940/06/14 German authorities direct the first mass transport of political prisoners to Auschwitz - 728 Poles

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Also check:

Museum Auschwitz
Museum Belzec
Museum Gross-Rosen:
Museum Majdanek
Museum Treblinka
Museum Sobibor
Museum Stutthof

Einsatzgruppen - Death Squads 1938-1945

Einsatzgruppen - niemieckie specjalne grupy operacyjne (jednostki wydzielone z SIPO i SD) poruszające się za linią frontu, utworzone przez Główny Urząd Bezpieczeństwa Rzeszy RSHA na rozkaz Reinharda Heydricha. Szacuje się, że z rąk oprawców Einsatzgruppen zginęło minimum 900 000 osób, a według niektórych źródeł nawet 1 500 000 - 2 000 000.

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Einsatzgruppen - information
Einsatzgruppen - information

About the author

My name is Paweł Krupiński. In my free time, I travel around historical sites - mainly the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camps. In over 15 years, I have visited various concentration and extermination camps almost 300 times - both for private and commercial purposes.

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Historical consultations, hundreds of books read, watched documentaries and historical films about the Holocaust, camps, the Third Reich and the German Empire (starting from the Thule Society 1918 to 1945), and then the fate of post-war Nazi criminals and the history of World War II. In addition to the camps, I also visit other historical places (Wolf's Lair, the Pomeranian Wall, the site of Operation Anthropoid, etc.)

I often travel to places such as Auschwitz, Auschwitz Birkenau, Treblinka, Sobibór, Bełżec, Majdanek, Chełmno nad Nerem, Stutthof, Gross-Rosen, Płaszów, Pustków, Theresienstadt, and other places related to genocide and martyrdom. I am constantly expanding my knowledge on the subject of death camps, extermination, the Holocaust, Nazi crimes, and crimes against humanity.

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