On June 11, 1942, the first anti-Jewish action began in Tarnow ghetto. Round-ups in the ghetto were carried out and those Jews who did not have special stamps in their personal documents (a proof that they worked in any industry) were taken away. Some were killed on the spot, others were killed at the Jewish cemetery. About 11,000 were deported to Belzec extermination camp, but a large proportion were murdered in a wooded area called Buczyna about ten kilometres west of Tarnow. In connection with the action, a total of about 6,000 Jews were murdered in Buczyna, 800 were children.

Current status: Monument (2013).

Location: 49° 59' 06.78" N 20° 53' 59.55" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

Something I have noticed quite often when I have been to Poland and visited concentration camps, ghettos and execution sites is that groups consisting Israeli youth are surrounded with security meassures. These groups are accompanied with, not one, but several security guards. At least one guard always goes infron of the group, one guard always goes after the group and in the middle there is usually another guard. They keep contact with eachother with earbuds. I hardly think they have permission to carry weapons but they keep an close eye to people nearby. 

During my visit to Buczyna in July, 2013, I went there by car. Initially I was alone but soon two men came and you could immediately tell they where security. They checked out the area and one, politely I must say, asked me if it was mine car in the parking lot. I spoke to him and he told me that such security measures are more or less mandatory for youth groups from Israel. Of course, everything has to do with the real or perceived threat that exists against Israeli targets. Groups traveling around in the footsteps of the Holocaust are obviously considered to be such a potential target and must be protected.

Follow up in books: Gilberg, Martin: Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War (1987).