Before the Holocaust, some 2,500 Jews live in Bochnia, in southwest Poland. A ghetto was established in the town in March 1941, where Jews from Bochnia and the surrounding towns were confined. In the summer and fall of 1942, most of the ghetto's Jews were deported to the Belzec extermination camp. Several hundred, mainly women and children, were murdered in the nearby forest.
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