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Subject: Holocaust Almanac - Trawniki (Overview)
Summary: A brief discussion of Trawniki, the SS training camp where
         Demjanjuk and many others were trained as death camp guards
Organization: The Nizkor Project
Keywords: Belzec,Lublin,Globocnik,Trawniki

Archive/File: camps/trawniki/trawniki.001
Last-modified: 1993/10/26

   Trawniki was a labor camp which was established in the Fall of
   1941, in Trawniki, which is southeast of Lublin.  It was built
   around an abandoned sugar factory, and housed both Soviet prisoners
   and Polish Jews.

   Trawniki belonged to Globocnik's network of camps (request reinhard
   reinhard.faq) in Eastern Poland.

   In the Spring of 1942, Jews from Germany, Austria, and
   Czechoslovakia were brought to Trawniki, where many either died of
   starvation and disease, or were shot in the nearby forest, or were
   deported to Belzec for extermination there.

   In October, 1943, after the uprising at Sobibor, Heinrich Himmler
   ordered all the Aktion Reinhard camps destroyed.  On November 5 of
   that year, ten thousand Jews were taken from Trawniki and shot,
   then their bodies were buried in previously-prepared pits.  In the
   Spring of 1944, the remaining prisoners were transferred to the
   camp at Starachowice, in the Radom district, and Trawniki was
   destroyed.  About twenty thousand passed through the Trawniki camp
   during its existence.  (Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Vol.  IV,
   pp.  1480-1481)

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