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Sobibór

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Location:

Outskirts of the town of Sobibór in the Lublin Voivodeship of occupied Poland

Original use:

Constructed by Germans in 1941 in connection with Aktion Reinhard, specifically for the murder of Jews

Operational:

March 1942 - October 1943

Operated by:

German Schutzstaffel (SS)

Commandants:

SS Hauptsturmführer Franz Stangl
(March 1942 – September 1942)

SS Oberscharführer Heinz Kurt Bolender
(April 1942 – October 1943)

SS Rottenführer Heinrich Barbl
(1942)

SS Unterscharführer Werner Becher
(August 1942 – December 1942)

SS Oberscharführer Siegfried Craetschus
(August 1942 – October 1943)

SS Hauptsturmführer Franz Reichleitner
(September 1942 – October 1943)

SS Scharführer Max Bree
(June 1943 – October 1943)

Estimated deaths:

At least 250,000 Jews from Poland, France, Germany, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Jewish Soviet prisoners of war, and possibly Gypsies

Liberated:

Closed by Nazis after a successful revolt in October 1943; the camp was planted with trees days afterwards to disguise the site


Sobibór photos

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Sobibor entrance

 

 Globocnik at Sobibor

 

Sobibor rr

 

1389.4 Holocaust D

 

sobibor memorial