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  • Samuel (Sally*) Bruckmann (1890 - aft.1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bruckmann, Sally geboren am 22. August 1890 in Xanten / Moers / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Nabburg und Leipzig Inhaftierung: 12. November 1938 - 13. Dezem...
  • Gerta Bruckmann (1892 - aft.1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bruckmann, Gerta geborene Baum geboren am 13. Juni 1892 in Nabburg / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Leipzig Deportation: ab Weimar-Leipzig 10. Mai 1942, Belzyce...
  • Hans Erich Lax (1881 - aft.1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Lax, Hans Erich geboren am 24. Juni 1881 in Schöllkrippen / Alzenau / Bayern wohnhaft in Hof und Leipzig Deportation: ab Weimar-Leipzig 10. Mai 1942, Be...
  • Emma Regina* Lax (1877 - aft.1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Lax, Emma Regina Regine geborene Lump geboren am 03. Februar 1877 in Wüstensachsen / Gersfeld / Hessen-Nassau wohnhaft in Hof und Leipzig Deportation: a...
  • Stephanie Pinthus (1884 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Pinthus, Stefanie Stephanie geborene Jacobi geboren am 09. Juni 1884 in Lissau / - / - wohnhaft in Berlin (Wilmersdorf) und Nordhausen Deportation: ab W...

This project aims to collect all of the profiles of persons who were inmates of the Ghetto at Belzyce Ghetto near Lublin.
The German army entered the town in mid-September 1939, and the Jewish population became subject to the persecution and terror carried out throughout Lublin Province. In February 1940 about 300 Jews from Stettin (then Germany) were deported to Belzyce. In February and March 1941 about 500 Jews from Cracow and another 500 from Lublin were forced to settle there. On May 12, 1942, several thousand Jews from central Germany (Sachsen and Thuringen) arrived. The town's Jewish population grew to about 4,500 by the time the mass deportations to the death camps began. In spring 1942, the Germans conducted an Aktion to liquidate the remaining Jews in Belzyce. They rounded up over 3,000 Jews for extermination at Sobibor. Subsequently the Germans established a concentration camp in Belzyce in a few houses around the destroyed synagogue. In May 1943 the Belzyce camp was liquidated. Several hundred Jews, mostly women and children, were shot, while another 250 women and 350 men were sent to Benzin, where only a handful survived. After the war the Jewish community in Belzyce was not reconstituted.[Source: Jewish Virtual Library, http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0003_0_02383.html