Umschlagplatz

Umschlagplatz –  the railway trans-shipment square in Stawki St., at the northern border of the Warsaw ghetto. Until June 1942, at the railway siding located in that place, a 120-strong Transferstelle (trans-shipment office) was in operation, supporting the circulation of all goods between the Warsaw ghetto and the outside world. In summer 1942 and in January and May 1943 trains with Warsaw Jews departed to extermination camps from that place. 

Andrzej Żbikowski

Za: Tomaszewski J., Żbikowski A., Żydzi w Polsce. Dzieje i kultura. Leksykon, Warszawa 2001. 

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