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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Bialystok Deportations - Liquidating the ghettos
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Keywords: Bialystok,Treblinka

Archive/File: holocaust/poland/reinhard/treblinka bialystok.1
Last-Modified: 1993/10/26

"The Bialystok General District ... constituted an independent 
administrative district within the German regime in occupied Poland...

During the first months of the German occupation ... the Jewish population
... suffered a wave of mass murders.... 31,000 Jews, mostly men, were shot
by the Einsatzgruppen near their homes. On the eve of mass deportations to
Treblinka and Auschwitz, in the autumn of 1942, there were about 210,000
Jews in the district, concentrated in ghettos. ...

In the first half of October 1942, the Reich Security Main Office issued an
order to local SS authorities in the Bialystok General District to
liquidate all the ghettos in the district and deport the Jews. But after
the intervention of the German army and German civilian authorities that
employed Jewish labor in war-economy enterprises, it was decided that the
liquidation of the Bialystok ghetto would be postponed. <1>

The deportation fo the Jews from the Bialystok district to Treblinka and,
in part, to Auschwitz commenced after the deportation of most of the
General Government Jews had been completed. It began in mid-October 1942,
and continued until mid-February 1943. ... At the end of this period, only
30,000 Jews from the entire General District remained in the Bialystok
ghetto." (Arad)

<1> Eisenbach, Artur, "Hitlerowski Polityka Zaglady Zydow", Warszawa, 1961
    pp. 457-459

                             Work Cited

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

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