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  • Hans Meyerfeld (1901 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Meyerfeld, Hans geboren am 13. Juli 1901 in Aachen / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Aachen Deportationsziel: ab Düsseldorf 22. April ...
  • Martha Stern (1878 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Stern, Martha Marta geboren am 10. August 1878 in Düsseldorf / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Düsseldorf Deportationsziel: ab D&...
  • Gizella Modlinger (1899 - 1942)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Gisela Last Name Modlinger Date of Birth 10.07.1899 Residence Wien 9, Seegasse 2/9 Deportation Wien/Izbica Date of...
  • Hans Sadger, Dr.jur. (1893 - 1943)

The Izbica Ghetto was a Jewish ghetto created in Izbica in occupied Poland during World War II, serving as a transfer point for deportation of Jews from Poland, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to Belzec and Sobibor extermination camps.

SS-Hauptsturmführer Kurt Engels was the commandant of the camp. In the camp, the Jews from Germany were differentiated from Polish Jews by the colour of the obligatory star of David signs (yellow for German vs blue for Polish Jews).

Many victims succumbed to typhus due to poor sanitary conditions in the ghetto. Already in the early phase of the ghetto, the Nazis destroyed the local Jewish cemetery and the tombstones were desecrated and used to build a prison.

Besides being sent to the extermination camps, approximately 4500 Jews were murdered by Nazis at the cemetery. The Jewish cemetery in Izbica is being reconstructed by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland.


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