Belzec Extermination Camp: Jewish Holocaust

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Belzec Extermination Camp Why was the Belzec extermination camp so important to the Jewish Holocaust? There were many cruel events taken place in the Belzec extermination camp. Some people wonder how big in size was the this extermination camp. Maybe a physical description of the Belzec extermination camp might help answer the question that people have about the size of the camp. Many people might not know that the gas chambers in the camp were remodeled and made larger. Amazingly there was only about seven survivors, but out of those seven only one man was able to give his account about his experiences at the Belzec extermination camp. This man’s name is Rudolf Reder. There is approximately five hundred to six hundred thousand Jewish people who died and suffered in the Belzec extermination camp (“The Camp”)…show more content…
It was such a unique setting because this extermination camp was not so large in size. The Belzec extermination camp was located in South Eastern Poland, within the Lublin District, near the remote village of Belzec. The death camp was built as part of Aktion Reinhard, solely for the extermination of Jews. The site chosen for the death camp was on a railway siding, about four hundred meters from Belzec Village railway station and only fifty meters East of the Main Lublin-LVOV railway line. The entire camp occupied a relatively small, almost square area. Three sides measured two hundred seventy five meters, the fourth on the Southern side measured two hundred sixty five meters.

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