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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
September
September 1939, German soldiers guarding a group of Jews in Sanok, Poland

September 1939

German soldiers guarding a group of Jews in Sanok, Poland

The Germans arrived on September 9, 1939, and began a regime of persecution. A Judenrat was established at the end of 1939. By 1941, with refugees pouring in, the ghetto was packed with 10,000-13,000 Jews. By February 1943, all the Jews from Sanok had been deported to Belzec Death Camp.

Yad Vashem Photo Archives FA 300/108