Majdan Tatarski


In mid-March 1942, the Nazis began deporting the Jews in the Lublin ghetto to the newly opened extermination camp Belzec, just over ten miles south of Lublin. For about a month, about 28,000 Jews were deported to Belzec where they were murdered in the gas chamber of the camp. After this major action, the ghetto was dismantled and the remaining 8,000 Jews were first forced to clean up the ghetto and then move to a new ghetto in an industrial area in the southern part of the city called Majdan Tatarsky. The Jews were again forced into substandard housing with overcrowding, lack of food, medicines and other supplies. About 4,000 Jews did not have work permits and therefore sent to Majdanek, the ghetto in Piaski or murdered the Krepiec forest.

The camp was screened off and only with special permission was allowed to leave and enter the ghetto. Illegal trade and passing were commonplace, however. Already after a week, the Nazis carried out a raid in the heavily overcrowded ghetto to sort out Jews who were not working or otherwise considered useful. About 3,000 Jews were sent to the nearby Majdanek concentration camp, where about 2,700 were sorted out and murdered in the gas chamber of the camp. The others were sent back to the ghetto, which now consisted of about 4,000 Jews. In addition to Jews being murdered in Majdanek, Jews were also murdered in the ghetto itself or driven to execution sites outside Lublin, among others. Krepiec. The ghetto was gradually phased out during the summer and autumn to finally end in November 1942. About 3000 were sent to Majdanek, a minded part was sent to labor camps and just under 300 were murdered in the ghetto.

Current status: Demolished with monument (2022).

Location: 51°14' 12.07" N 22°35' 30.63" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The Monument is located in the middle of a residential area surrounded by playgrounds and apartment buildings.

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