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The Belzec Death Camp

On September 4-5, 1942, 500 Jews from Zurawno were deported to Belzec as part of an aktion. Photograph courtesy of ARC

Additional information about the Belzec death camp can be found at the following links:

The State Museum at Majdanek: Belzec

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Belzec

Wikipedia: Belzec extermination camp

The Zurawno memorial plaque, memorializing September 1942, at the Muzeum - Miejsce Pamieci w Belzcu (Museum - Memorial Site in Belzec).

Photo courtesy of Virtual Shtetl Portal and Adam Marczewski; permission granted by Virtual Shtetl Portal on April 2, 2010.

A poem written by poet and Holocaust survivor Dan Pagis is inscribed in stone at the Konzentrationslager Belzec victims memorial. The English inscription is reproduced below:

here in this carload
I am eve
with abel my son
if you see my older son
cain son of adam
tell him that I

Dan Pagis, "written in pencil in the sealed railway car"

Photo source: Wikipedia.