Umschlagplatz, Warsaw

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Umschlagplatz (German: collection point or reloading point) was the term used during The Holocaust to denote the holding areas adjacent to railway stations in occupied Poland where Jews from ghettos were assembled for deportation to Nazi death camps. The largest collection point was in Warsaw next to the Warsaw Ghetto. In 1942 between 254,000 – 265,000 Jews passed through the Warsaw Umschlagplatz on their way to the Treblinka extermination camp during Operation Reinhard, the deadliest phase of the Holocaust in Poland. Often those awaiting the arrival of Holocaust trains, were held at the Umschlagplatz overnight. Other examples of Umschlagplatz include the one at Radogoszcz station - adjacent to the Łódź Ghetto - where people were sent to Chełmno extermination camp and Auschwitz.
In 1988, a memorial was erected in Warsaw to commemorate the deportation victims from the Umschlagplatz. The monument resembles a freight car with its doors open. It is located on the corner of Stawki Street.
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  • As others have described, this was the deportation point were the doomed Jewish captives were herded and sent to their indescribably brutal deaths at the hands of the evil Nazi oppressors. The...  more »
  • When paying a visit to places like this you must at least be tuned into the avents that have lead to it's construction. It's magnitude and bearing are immense. You must bear in mind that your're not.....  more »
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  • Inspiring place to commemorate hundreds of thousands sent to Treblinka from Warsaw ghetto.
  • Impressive. The respect shown to those who fought for freedom can be felt
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