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יד ושם And These are Their Names... Identifying the Death March Victims Buried in a Mass Grave in Poland

Berek Szymankiewicz

Auschwitz no. 142530

Aerial photograph taken by the US Air Force of the IG Farben synthetic rubber and petrol factory complex, Buna-Monowitz, 26th June 1944. Buna-Monowitz – Auschwitz III

Berek Szymankiewicz was a Polish Jew.

On the 28th of August 1943 Szymankiewicz was deported from Küstrin labor camp to Auschwitz-Birkenau. On arrival at the camp he passed the selection, received the number 142530 and became an inmate of the camp.

Szymankiewicz was transferred to Buna-Monowitz – Auschwitz III.

There is a record of his hospitalisation in the camp hospital at Buna-Monowitz on the 29th of February 1944.

The Transport
On the 28th of August 1943 800 Jews were sent to Auschwitz on an RSHA transport from Küstrin. Following the selection 667 men received the numbers 141903 – 142569 and became inmates of the camp. The remainder, 133 men, were taken immediately to the gas chambers and murdered.


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