Death camps memorial Site

Death Camps Memorial Site is a historical and educational project about 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, interviews with living former prisoners and witnesses of these events 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

Final liquidation of the Plaszow camp

Final liquidation of the Plaszow camp

On January 14, 1945, the final liquidation of the Nazi German concentration camp Plaszow took place. On a frosty January day, a group of over 600 of the last prisoners (including about 150 women) marched towards the Auschwitz camp...

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The ramp no.3 - Auschwitz Birkenau

Rampa nr 3 - Auschwitz Birkenau

The ramp no.3 was located inside the Auschwitz II Birkenau camp, and went into operation in May 1944 in connection with the anticipated arrival of transports of Hungarian Jews.  The railroad spur along this ramp ran as far as gas...

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Treblinka, Bełżec, Sobibór: Gas chambers and their commemorati…

Gas chambers and their commemoration

Very similar gas chambers operated in the three German Nazi extermination camps created as part of Operation Reinhard. All of them resembled Jewish ritual baths, both from the outside and inside. They were all located in the separ...

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Christmas Eve in KL Auschwitz 1940

Christmas Eve in Auschwitz 1940

On December 24, 1940, the first Christmas Eve took place in the German Nazi concentration camp KL Auschwitz. On the assembly square, there was a Christmas tree illuminated by electric lamps, and the bodies of prisoners who died wh...

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KL Stutthof - murdering women in the railway cars

Sonderbehandlung Stutthof

Sonderbehandlung - murdering women with Zyklon B by the Germans in the narrow-gauge railway cars in in the German concentration and extermination camp Stutthof.

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Railway ramp - Sobibor extermination camp

Railway ramp - Sobibor

The railway ramp in Sobibór is one of the few buildings which can be seen until this day in the area of ​​the German extermination camp that operated in 1942–1943.

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Execution of torturers from Bergen-Belsen / Auschwitz...

obóz dla dzieci w Łodzi

On December 13, 1945, 11 people were executed in the Hameln prison in Germany (including 3 women). They were sentenced to death for their criminal activities in German concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. ...

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"Little Oświęcim" - German camp for children in Łód…

Little Oświęcim

On December 11, 1942, a preventive camp for young Poles was established in the Litzmannstadt ghetto (the Łódź ghetto) - Polen-Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt. Children and adolescents aged 2 to 16 wer...

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Kulmhof - the beginning of mass extermination - December 08, 194…

 Kulmhof - początek eksterminacji

On December 8, 1941, the activity of the first German death camp Kulmhof (Chełmno nad Nerem) was initiated in terms of extermination on an industrial scale. It was the first camp created for one purpose only - mass extermination...

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

Einsatzgruppen - Death Squads 1938-1945

Ensatzgruppen - German special operational groups (units separated from SIPO and SD) moving behind the front line, created by the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA) on the orders of Reinhard Heydrich. It is estimated that at least 900,000 people died at the hands of the Einsatzgruppen torturers, and according to some sources this number could even reach 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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