Eventually, the German Nazi extermination camp of Belzec consisted of two subcamps: Camp I, which included the barracks of the Ukrainians, the workshops and barracks of the Jews, the reception area with two undressing barracks, and Camp II, which contained the gas chambers and the mass graves.
When he returned to Belzec the reconstruction of the death camp took on a new sense of urgency. Phase II began to take shape. In the last week of May 1942 three small transports arrived at Belzec; on 22 May 1, 000 Jews from Tyszowce, on 23 May 1, 000 Jews from Komarow and on 27 May 500 Jews from Laszczow.
The camp leadership believed the capacity of the gas chambers was not sufficient, and that it had to be increased. The old facilities were demolished, and a new building erected. It contained six chambers of 5 by 4 metres, with a total capacity of 1 000 to 1 200 people about half the number of people from twenty trucks.
In 1960, Reder's testimony became part of the German preparations for the Belzec trial in Munich against eight former SS members of the extermination camp personnel. The accused were set free except for Oberhauser, who was sentenced to 4. 5 years of imprisonment, and released after serving half of his sentence.
Camp history The German Death Camp in Beec was a centre of extermination for Jewish people. From March to December 1942 about 450 thousand people were murdered here, most of whom were Polish Jews as well as Jewish citizens from Germany, Austria, Czechia and Slovakia. Belzec extermination camp, the model for two others in the" Aktion Reinhard" murder program, started as a labor camp in April 1940.
Situated in the Lublin district, it was conveniently between the large Jewish populations I felt it was a pilgrimage to a holy site: the second largest (after Treblinka) Jewish graveyard in history. Mike Tregenza was my guide. He is a nonJewish, English historian who lectures at Lublin university.
According to Sir Martin Gilbert, he is the world expert on Belzec. Belzec is a sleepy little Belzec camp history of halloween in southeast Poland. During this phase of deportations, the SS and police deport around 350, 000 Jews from Krakow, Lublin, and Lvov Districts to Belzec. Polish Underground Reports on Belzec July 10, 1942 Polish underground officials in occupied Poland send a report to the Polish governmentinexile in London detailing the extermination process in the Belzec camp.