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

Jan Pluta

Auschwitz no. 17272

Photograph of Jan Pluta, taken on his arrival at Auschwitz, June 1941. Prisoners building barracks in the camp in Opole, Poland. Jews being deported from Zawiercie, Poland by the German Police. Jews being deported from Zawiercie, Poland by the German Police.

Jan Pluta was Polish and born in Zawiercie on the 31st of December 1909.

On the 31st of June 1941 Pluta was deported to Auschwitz from Opole (Opplen in German), a city in Upper Silesia. On arrival he received the number 17272 and became an inmate of the camp.

The Transport
On the 23rd of June 1941 the Gestapo sent 60 prisoners, 43 Poles and 13 Jews, to Auschwitz from Opole. On arrival they received the numbers 17270 – 17329.


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