Chelmno: A Small Village in Europe
The First Nazi Mass Extermination Camp

By Shmuel Krakowski
August 2009
Yad Vashem Jerusalem
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.

ISBN: 9789653083225
256 pages
, Illustrated
$52.50 Hardcover

Chelmno, a small pastoral village in Poland, was transformed by the Nazis into the first extermination camp where mass killing took place in facilities using gas - a method that was replicated in other extermination camps as part of the Nazi program for the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." Only three men survived the camp and only a few of its Nazi commanders were brought into justice.


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