USHMM Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos now available free online #galicia

Renee Steinig

Many thanks to Rod Miller of Berlin, who wrote to the GerSIG
Discussion Group that the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has put
online the first two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos,

Volume I - Early Camps, Youth Camps, and Concentration Camps and
Subcamps under the SS-Business Administration Main Office (WVHA).
1,796 pages. Entries on 110 early camps, 23 main SS concentration
camps, hundreds of subcamps, and more.

Volume II - Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe. 2,096 pages.
Describes ghettos created by the Nazis in Poland and the Soviet Union
-- including many places once in Galicia. (See the listings for
"Distrikt Krakow" and "Distrikt Galizien.") "Each entry discusses key
events in the history of the ghetto; living and working conditions;
activities of the Jewish Councils; Jewish responses to persecution;
demographic changes; and details of the ghetto's liquidation. Personal
testimonies help convey the character of each ghetto, while source
citations provide a guide to additional information."

For a fuller description of the museum's enormous project to document
over 42,000 camps, ghettos, and other sites of Nazi persecution, and
for links to download the books, see


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

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