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Majdanek - Poland

Mass murder camp in Lublin in eastern Poland. Established in the fall 1941.

At first a labor camp for Poles and a POW camp for Russians, it was turned into a gassing center for Jews from the spring 1942. There were 7 gas chambers.

In April 1944 people from the camp were evacuated to other camps.

Majdanek was liberated by the Red Army in July 1944, but not before about 200,000-250,000 Jewish men, women, and children had lost their lives there.