Plawy


In December 1944, a satellite camp was set up at Auschwitz in Plawy, about two kilometers from Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Plawy, agriculture was traditionally farmed in the form of livestock and cultivation. The purpose was to provide Auschwitz with food in the form of meat, milk, potatoes, etc. Already in the spring of 1944, working commands from Birkenau had been working in Plawy but for practical reasons the SS built a satellite camp. About 350 male and female prisoners worked in the camp, when work was over for the day, the prisoners were locked into separate barracks. The camp was evacuated in January 1945 and the prisoners were sent west.

Current status: Demolished (2015).

Address: Zadworska, 32-600 Harmeze.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

There are camp poles scattered around in an existing housing area. Perhaps they mark plot boundaries.

Follow up in books: Kogon, Eugen: The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them (2006).