|The following are the three major places of annihilation of Przemyśl
Click on the links to find out more information about Przemyśl families who perished.
Members of the Przemyśl Jewish Comunity also perished in other camps, including
The Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance documented 62,000 Austrian
Jews who fell victim to the Holocaust.
For information about those among them who were
born in Przemyśl, click here.
Click for a Brief History of the Holocaust
in Przemyśl and for Deportations to Belzec from
Przemyśl County in 1942.
Also see Outline of Jewish History in Przemyśl.
©1999 Joyce Field
|Memorial stone to the Przemyśl Jewish Community
Septemper, 1999 visit to Treblinka
(photo: Joyce Field)
Brief History of the Holocaust in Przemyśl
Source: Encyclopedia of the Holocaust
|September 14, 1939
||German forces first occupy Przemyśl (the whole city).
|September 28, 1939
||The Germans withdraw from the south/western part of the city (with
the river San as demarcation line) and the Soviets take over that part
of the city. The north/eastern part remains in German hands.
||Beginning of the war between Germany and the Soviets.
|June 18, 1942
||One thousand Jewish men are deported to the Janowska camp in Lvov.
|July 14, 1942
||The Przemyśl ghetto is established.
|July 27 & 31, & August 3, 1942
||The first Aktion takes place.
|November 18, 1942
||The second Aktion takes place. The ghetto is divided into section
A (for workers) and B (for non-workers).
||Section A of the ghetto becomes a labor camp.
|September 2-3, 1943
||The liquidation of Section B of the ghetto begins.
|It is estimated that only about 300 of the
Przemyśl Jews survived the war.
Deportations to Belzec from Przemyśl County, 1942
Source: Yitzhak Arad. Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The
Operation Reinhard Death Camps. Indiana University Press, Bloomington
and Indianapolis, 1987
||Date of Deportation
||Number of Deportees
||July 27 - August 3
|Lesko (via Zaslaw camp)
|Ustrzyki Dolne (via Zaslaw camp)
|Bircza (via Przemyśl)