He worked as a laborer in Trnava until March 1942, when he was arrested and, on June 14, 1942, he was deported to the Maidanek
concentration camp and later to Auschwitz.
"I was never in Maidanek
, nor in Treblinka, nor in Auschwitz." He doesn't answer what he has been asked.
Ryan's husband said he was unaware of his wife's past as a Nazi camp guard at the Maidanek
death camp in Poland.
Night Will Fall also brings us the testimony of Captain Alexander Vorontsov, a cameraman with the Red Army sweeping into Poland when Maidanek
camp was discovered.
And Auschwitz-Birkenau was only one of seven extermination camps (the others being Belzec, Chelmno, Maidanek
, Sobibor, Stutthof, and Treblinka).
A ceux-ci s'ajoutent les tsiganes deportes par les hongrois de la Transylvanie du Nord a Auschwitz, Treblinka, Maidanek
, Ravensbruck Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz, Mauthausen Siberia, Stalingraad Exile Russian Exile, Bergen-Belson Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz Budapest Ghetto Hiding Romanian Ghetto While these only represent a handful of the thirty-one cards, they show the diversity of Holocaust experiences the residents endured.
O Messer aus Abendrot, in die Kehlen geworfen, wo die Schlafbaume blutleckend aus der Erde fahren, wo die Zeit wegfallt an den Gerippen in Maidanek
Katz recorded the song in 1950, with the traditional text amended to include reference to "Auschwitz, Maidanek
, Treblinka and the other extermination camps in Europe," asking God to grant peace to those "who have died and been incinerated, / and have given up their souls to sanctify / the Name of the Lord" (409).
It was he who discovered the earliest information about the rapid development of the Soviet atomic bomb, and the first information about the Nazi extermination camps at Maidanek
and Auschwitz in Poland in 1945.
(131) Editorial, "Maidanek
," Pravda, 16 September 1944, 1; Editorial, "Krov" 1,500,000 ubitykh na Maidaneke vopiet o mshchenii!" Izvestiia, 16 September 1944, 1; editorial, "Maidanek
," Trud, 16 September 1944, I.
(1.) There is a distinction between concentration camps (Dachau, Buchenwald, Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, etc.), the first of which had already opened in 1933 to incarcerate principally Communist, Socialist, and other domestic opponents of the new regime and where the mortality rate often soared only during the latter phase of World War II; and the extermination centers such as Auschwitz, Maidanek
, Chelmno, and Sobibor established during the war on Polish soil primarily to carry out the mass murder of Jews, "Gypsies," Soviet prisoners-of-war, and other designated victims of Nazi racial policy (Marcuse 40-41).