Plaszow Camp Vandalized

The Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow, Poland, has been vandalized with graffiti.

Malkah Fleisher, | updated: 22:41

Plaszow Concentration Camp
Plaszow Concentration Camp
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The Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow, Poland, has been vandalized with graffiti, according to the Associated Press.

Plaszow was a labor concentration camp, commanded by cruel SS commandant Amon Goth.  Goth was hanged in September 1946 not far from Plaszow, after being found guilty of the murder of thousands of people.

"Jude Raus – German for "Jew Out" – and "Hitler Good!" were painted in red on a large monument, and a memorial plaque was painted with a swastika.

The vandalism was found just a day before a memorial march commemorating the 67th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto, in which 16,000 Jews were sent to the Auschwitz death camp.

Much of the acclaimed movie "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg was filmed at Plaszow, from which Oskar Schindler arranged the transfer of 1,000 Jews to work in his factory, thereby saving their lives.

 




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