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

Auschwitz no. 169204


Jews gathered by the Germans near the orphanage in the Bedzin Ghetto in order to be sent to the concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bedzin, Poland. Jews marching with their belongings during their deportation from the Bedzin Ghetto, Poland.

A Polish Jew who arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau on a transport from Bedzin on the 17th of December 1943. On arrival at Auschwitz he passed the selection and received the number 169204.

The Transport
On the 17th of December 1943, an RSHA transport from Bedzin arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau with 800 Jews – men and women. On arrival, following the selection, 92 men received the numbers 169139 – 169230 and 169 women received the numbers 72060 – 72228 and became inmates of the camp.

The rest, 539 people, were sent straight to the gas chambers and murdered.

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