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Majdanek Concentration Camp - מחנה ההשמדה מאידאנק

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  • Isidor Loeb (1897 - 1942)
    Holocaust Loeb, Isidor born on 10th January 1897 in Berstadt / Büdingen / Hessen resident of Frankfurt a. Main Deportation:1942, Majdanek, concentration camp Date of death: 20th September 1...
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    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Peter Last Name Herbert Date of Birth 06.06.1922 Place of Birth Wien Residence Wien 2, Komödiengasse 10 Date of death 21....
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    "Die Familie Wolf" - by Ernst Wolf 1924 see no. 159 Born 23. 08. 1917 Last residence before deportation: Prague XII Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague XII, Seumeho 12...
  • Siegmund Hirsch (1884 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Hirsch, Siegmund Sigmund geboren am 05. April 1884 in Edenkoben / Landau i. d. Pfalz / Bayern (Pfalz) wohnhaft in Wiesbaden und Haßloch Inhaftierung: 12...

Majdanek Concentration Camp was a German Nazi concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin, Poland, established during the German Nazi occupation of Poland. The camp operated from October 1, 1941 until July 22, 1944, when it was captured nearly intact by the advancing Soviet Red Army. Although conceived as a forced labor camp and not as an extermination camp, over 79,000 people died there (59,000 of them Polish Jews) during the 34 months of its operation.

The name 'Majdanek' ("little Majdan") derives from the nearby Majdan Tatarski ("Tatar Maidan") district of Lublin, and was given to the camp in 1941 by the locals, who were aware of its existence. In Nazi documents, and for reasons related to its funding, Majdanek was initially "Prisoner of War Camp of the Waffen-SS in Lublin". It was renamed "Konzentrationslager Lublin" (Concentration Camp Lublin) in February 1943.

Among German Nazi concentration camps, Majdanek was unusual in that it was located near a major city, not hidden away at a remote rural location.

It is also notable as the best-preserved concentration camp of the Holocaust - there had been too little time for the Nazis to destroy the evidence before the Red Army arrived.

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