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  • Chaya Reisel Bursztyn (Sztycberg) (1885 - c.1942)
    SZTYCBERG Chaia Rachla 1885 B 98 Piszczac PSA B1826-28,40-58,60-63,76-1903 M1826-28,40-54,58,60-63,76-78,81,83-86,89-1903 D1826-28,40-55,58,60-63,76-77,79-1903 Siedlce Gubernia / Lublin Province (rec...
  • Rudolf Adler (1909 - 1942)
    Born 06. 12. 1909 Last residence before deportation: Prague X Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague X, Jihlavská 3 Transport At, no. 600 (07. 05. 1942, Prague -> Terezín) ...
  • Robert Heller (1888 - c.1943)
    Robert Heller was born at 1888 to Heinrich and Fanny Heller, he was married to Erna Heller, and before the WWII she used to live in Bruex (Most), Czechoslovakia. During the war she was at Praha, Czecho...
  • Erna Heller (1898 - c.1943)
    Erna Heller was born at 1898 to Rudolf and Fanny Heller, she was married to Robert Heller, and before the WWII she used to live in Bruex (Most), Czechoslovakia. During the war she was at Praha, Czechos...

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.

El Male Rachamim Holocaust Prayer

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.

El Moley Rachamim Holocaust Prayer