D2 Death Camps

In December 1941, when a typhoid fever epidemic broke out in the “Gypsy” camp in the Litzmannstadt ghetto in the Polish city now known as Łódz´, 4,600 Roma were killed in gassing vans used to transport them to Chełmno/Kulmhof. Ten weeks after arriving in Łódz´, all 5,007 Austrian Roma and Sinti were dead; 4,400 of them are buried in unmarked mass graves in the forests around Chełmno, together with 150,000 Jews and thousands of Soviet prisoners of war.

1941 - 1942