Posen – Glowna


In 1939, the Germans set up an ethnic Polish relocation camp in Posen to be deported to the government. The deportations of ethnic poles coincided with a concept called Heim ins Reich that aimed to return ethnic Germans (people) living outside the borders of the German empire to their home country. The pose was located within a district called Reichsgau Wartheland and had been incorporated into the German empire in connection with the occupation of Poland. In order to make room for ethnic Germans, the Germans had to relocate ethnic poles to other parts of Poland from both a logistical and a racist perspective, mainly to the General government. Between 1939 and 1940, some 30,000 ethnic Poles were relocated (deported) by train from Glowna to the General Government. From Posen alone, the Germans deported some 70,000 ethnic Poles.

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 where it is not always obvious whether you as a private person have access to.

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