Jarosław – Gestapo police detention in the Benedictine monastery – execution site of Jews

 

During World War II the Nazis organized a Gestapo police detention in Benedictine monastery. According to "Pinkas Hakehillot Polin: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities", also Jews were kept there: „ In 1942 many Jews were kept here. Everyday Germans shot a couple of Jews next to the monastery wall. In 1944 Germans ordered to dig out bodies in order to remove the traces of murders. Sonderkommando 1005 prisoners burnt the bodies in Koniaczow” [1.1].

 

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