Posen – Glowna

In 1939, the Germans set up a transit camp for polish citizens who were to be deported to the General government. These polish citizens had been forced to leave their homes and re-located to General Government. Their homes were to be taken over by ethnic germans who had been living in the Baltic, in some case for generations, and forcibly relocated to the german reich (Heim ins Reich). Nazi Germany wanted all ethnic germans to live in the new german reich. Between 1939 and 1940, some 70,000 ethnic Poles were deported from Posen to the General Government. About 30,000 of these were deported from this station (Glowna).

Current status: Demolished with monument (2015).

Address: Ulica Baltyka, 61-013 Poznan.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The Monument is located along ulica Baltyka. The tracks from which the trains departed are located in an industrial area on semi-private ground.

Follow up in books: Pringle, Heather: The Master Plan: Himmler’s Scholars and the Holocaust (2006).