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  • Aenne Anna Heymann (1896 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Heymann, Anna Aenne geborene Buchholz geboren am 01. November 1895 in Detmold / - / Lippe wohnhaft in Rheydt Deportation: ab Düsseldorf 22. April 1942, Iz...
  • Max Heymann (1887 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Heymann, Max geboren am 15. Januar 1887 in Aldenhoven / Jülich / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Rheydt Deportation: ab Düsseldorf 22. April 1942, Izbica, Ghetto...
  • Fanny Mendelsohn (1881 - 1942)
  • Meta Henle (1888 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Henle, Meta Metha geborene Lichtenauer geboren am 13. April 1883 in Brünnau / Gerolzhofen / Bayern wohnhaft in Gerolzhofen Deportation: ab Würzburg 25. ...
  • Paul Simon Henle (1925 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Henle, Paul geboren am 15. August 1925 in Würzburg / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Kitzingen und Gerolzhofen Deportation: ab Würzburg 25. April 1942, Krasnysta...

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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