Published in English, ‘Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation’ by Holocaust academic Dr Katarzyna Person is the tragic story ‘of people who are placed in an impossible situation during war and the decisions they make.’
Written by a Dutch Jew, the letter detailed the murder of his family at the Sobibór death camp.
Baedeker’s sinister travel guide has been described as “one of the most extraordinary documents in the history of both travel literature and WWII”.
It’s hoped that the state-of-the-art exhibition will raise awareness of this largely forgotten Nazi killing facility once Covid restrictions are lifted.
The pictures provide invaluable evidence on life in a camp that went largely un-photographed.
German ambassador to Poland, Rolf Nikel, said: “I hope that this will contribute to the commemoration of the crimes committed by German hands and will support the process of reconciliation between Poles, Germans and Jews.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Deputy Prime Minister, Culture Minister Piotr Gliński commemorated the heroes of the uprising in the German Nazi death camp Sobibór in eastern Poland, on Sunday.