In use as a killing centre 1942 - 1943

Discussion in 'The Holocaust' started by angie999, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. angie999

    angie999 Very Senior Member

    Majdanek (Lublin) was a combined work camp and extermination centre and the main killings took place there from December 1942 until September 1943. The camp was already in existence when construction of the gas chambers began in September 1942. The whole camp was closed down after the remaining inmates were killed in November 1943 in an operation called "Harvest Festival".
  2. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    "Harvest Festival," there's a little cynicism for you...that's connected to Purim, I believe...the Jewish Harvest Festival.

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