Map of the Holocaust in Poland during the Second World War (1939-1945) at the time of German occupation of Poland. This map shows all German Nazi extermination camps (or death camps), prominent concentration, labor and prison camps, major prewar Polish cities with ghettos set up by Nazi Germany, major deportation routes and major massacre sites.
Adam Czerniakow Commits Suicide Jul 23, 1942 Adam Czerniakow refused to be the Germans´ lackey in the deportation of the Warsaw Ghetto Jews. At 4:00 p.m. on July 23, he poisoned himself to death. According to one account, a note was found on his desk, addressed to his wife, stating, "They are demanding that I kill the children of my people with my own hands. There is nothing for me to do but die." Czerniakow´s death stands as the protest of a Jewish leader and Judenrat chairman who refused…
Vilna, Poland, The Shor family, who perished in the Holocaust.
Warsaw ghetto Poland, A woman in tatters sitting on the sidewalk in the ghetto.