Zieleniak


In connection with the uprising in Warsaw (1 august – 2 october 1944), the germans carried out a series of raids and massacres in the Ochota district, Warsaw. Residences was looted and its occupants arrested. The Germans therefore set up a temporary camp in a local market called Zieleniak. Already in the evening of August 5, between 10,000 – 20,000 people sat in the camp. The camp was surrounded by a brick wall and within the camp, murders, rapes and beatings of the prisoners were committed. Many of the perpetrators belonged to the SS Sturmbrigade RONA, an anti-partisan unit composed of voluntary Russians. The camp quickly became overcrowded and a few days later the Germans began deporting prisoners to a larger camp in Pruszkow in western Warsaw. The Germans dismantled the camp on August 19, and during its brief existence about 1,000 people were murdered.

Current status: Demolished with monument (2015).

Address: Grojecka 93, 02-120 Warszawa.

Get there: Tram or Bus.

My comment:

The Monument consists of a preserved part of the camp wall that surrounded the camp and a memorial tablet has been put up.

Follow up in books: Davies, Norman: Rising ’44: The Battle for Warsaw (2004).