Szmalcówka


In 1940, the Germans established a labor camp in the former factory premises in northern Torun for Polish citizens from Torun and nearby areas. The camp was closed in 1943 and the remaining prisoners were transferred to Potulice. Of the approximately 12,000 prisoners in the camp, about 1,200 died as a result of famine, disease and ill-treatment. Some of them are buried in a nearby cemetery.

Current status: Demolished with monument (2015).

Location: 53°01'52.29" N 18°36'39.47" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

In 2015, there are both shops and business companies on the former camp area.

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