Plaszow Concentration Camp Visit
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Plaszow Concentration Camp Visit

This Nazi German concentration camp was built in Plaszow, a southern suburb of Kraków (now part of Podgórze district), soon after the German invasion of Poland.

The Plaszow camp, originally intended as a forced labour camp, was constructed on the grounds of two former Jewish cemeteries in the summer of 1942 during Nazi German occupation of Poland. In 1943 the camp was extended and subsequently became a concentration camp with deportations of the Jews from the Kraków Ghetto beginning October, 1942.