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Jews are forced to sweep the street in the Rzeszow ghetto.

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    Jews are forced to sweep the street in the Rzeszow ghetto.
    Jews are forced to sweep the street in the Rzeszow ghetto.


    Jews are forced to sweep the street in the Rzeszow ghetto.
    Circa 1939 - 1941
    Rzeszow, [Rzeszow] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Archiwum Dokumentacji Mechanicznej
    Event History
    In 1939 approximately 14,000 Jews lived in Rzeszow. German troops occupied the city on September 10, 1939 and immediately began repressive actions against the Jews. In December 1941 a formal, closed ghetto was established. A campaign against the Jewish leadership resulted in the shooting of 35 people in late April and early May 1942. In June 14,000 Jews from the surrounding district were resettled in Rzeszow. These Jews, together with about 8,000 from the city, were deported to Belzec in a mass action that took place on July 7-13, 1942. On the way to the railroad station in Staroniwa, 238 people were killed on the spot, while another 1,000 were taken to the nearby Rudna Forest and shot there. On August 8, 1942 about 1,000 women and children were deported from the ghetto to the Peikinia concentration camp, where they were soon killed. In November 1942 only about 3,000 Jews remained in the Rzeszow ghetto, which was converted into a labor camp. This camp was divided into two isolated sections: Camp A for forced laborers and Camp B for their families. In September 1943 the inmates of Camp A were transferred to the Szebrica labor camp, where most perished. Those in Camp B were deported to Auschwitz in November 1943. A group of 200 prisoners remained behind to gather up the personal property of the former inmates. Of that group 60 escaped and the rest were transferred to the Plaszow concentration camp.

    See "Rzeszow" in Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, Volume 2 Part A.
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    Archiwum Dokumentacji Mechanicznej
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Provenance: See Notes
    Source Record ID: II 6142
    Instytut Pamieci Narodowej
    Copyright: Agency Agreement

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    GHETTOS (MINOR) -- (R)
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