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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Liquidations in Bialystok
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Keywords: Bialystok,Globocnik,Kock,

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Last-Modified: 1995/08/18


"... in the summer of 1943, Himmler issued an order to Gauleiter Erich 
Kock, the head of the Bialystok General District, and to the local 
commander of the Security Police to liquidate the Bialystok
ghetto and deport its inhabitants to the General Government. [Civilian and
army authorities argued that the Jews were vital to the war economy]. But
Himmler did not accept this argument. He order the immediate implementation
of the deportation, and, as he no longer relied on the local German
authorities, he entrusted the mission to the Operation Reinhard staff and
the police forces subordinate to them. Globocnik personally came to
Bialystok to coordinate the liquidation of the ghetto with the local German
authorities." <1>

"The deportations were carried out on August 18-19, 1943. From Bialystok
7,600 Jews were sent to Treblinka. Some other transports were deported to
Majdanek and Auschwitz. The final liquidation of the ghetto met with stiff
resistance from the Jewish Underground, which fought back, and many Jews
found their death inside the ghetto during this uprising. But the Bialystok
ghetto, the last ghetto in the entire district, was finally liquidated. The
total number of Jews from ... Bialystok who were deported and murdered in
Treblinka came to about 118,000..." 

<1> Yad Vashem Archives, TR-10/1112, the Zimmerman trial, Band 1 (1-2),
    pp. 1-3, testimony of Otto Hellwig

Excerpted from....----------------------------------------------
BELZEC, SOBIBOR, TREBLINKA - the Operation Reinhard Death Camps
Indiana University Press - Yitzhak Arad, 1987. ISBN 0-253-3429-7

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