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  • Otto Hirsch (1902 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Hirsch, Otto geboren am 08. November 1902 in Aachen / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Haaren Deportation: ab Koblenz 22. März 1942, Izbi...
  • Elly Mayer (1914 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Mayer, Elly geboren am 26. Januar 1914 in Aachen / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Aachen Deportation: ab Koblenz 22. März 1942, Izbica,...
  • Auguste Mayer (1877 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Mayer, Auguste geborene Friedberger geboren am 17. Juni 1877 in Solingen / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Aachen Deportation: ab Koblenz 22....
  • Elsa Fleischner (1894 - 1942)
    Birth record: TEPLICE Born 02. 02. 1894 Last residence before deportation: Prague VIII Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague VIII, Na Truhlářce 1585 Transp...
  • Hannchen (Hana) Oppenheimer (1878 - c.1942)
    Married Max Oppenheimer on 03/03/1903. Visited Palestine approximately in1937, but returned to Germany to save her property. Before being deported by the Nazies to Izbica lived in Nurnberg with Cil...

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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