on camps

Township: Kielce
Commune: Kielce
District: Kielce
Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Name of the camp:


2. Location of the camp:

Part of the city of Kielce bounded by the following streets: Bodzentyńska (right side), Warszawska, Piotrkowska (right side), Zagnańska, Jasna

3. Size of the camp:

1/15 of Kielce

4. Date of establishment of the camp:

1 April 1940

5. Date of closure of the camp:

20 August 1942

6. Were the prisoners only Poles, only Jews from Poland, or Poles and Jews from Poland?

Jews from Poland

7. Were there any foreigners in the camp (nationality, number)?

2000 Jews from Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia

8. Average number of prisoners in the camp:

27,000 people

9. Total number of prisoners who passed through the camp during its period of operation:

As above

10. What happened with the prisoners upon liquidation of the camp?

Deported to Treblinka.

11. Did the prisoners work in the camp? (types of work performed, types of workshops)

Tailor, shoemaker and other workshops.

12. Did the prisoners work outside the camp? (types of work performed, locations)

Quarries, Ostbahn, Hasag

13. How were the prisoners fed?

20 decagrams of bread, half a liter of soup

14. Was there an infirmary or a hospital in the camp?


15. Where there any epidemics in the camp? (If yes, what kind)

Typhus, typhoid fever, dysentery

16. Are data on the death rate in the camp available?

25% died due to epidemics and starvation

17. Were executions held at or outside the camp?

By shooting

18. Were the corpses destroyed?

The corpses were buried on the Ghetto premises, Nowy Świat Street

19. Was there a crematorium in the camp?


20. Was the burial site of the murdered victims determined?

Kielce, Nowy Świat Street

21. Current condition of the camp – what was destroyed? What is located on the site of the camp?

Some houses were demolished, some were taken up by the populace of Kielce.

22. Has any material evidence survived from the camp? (Type, place of storage, has it been secured?)


23. Are the surnames and, possibly, addresses of the people who had been imprisoned in the camp known?

1) Tuhweber Josek, resident in [Kielce] Focha Street 20, 2) Ajzenberg Pachas, resident in [Kielce] Planty Street 7, 3) Suczarczyk Abram, resident in [Kielce] Planty Street 7.

24. Are the surnames of the Germans, the camp commander and other functionaries known?

Hauptmann Gajer, Obersturmführer Tchanes, perpetrator of mass murder – Rumpel Obersturmführer, Wolszlejger, Haupt.

On 6 October 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Ludwika Bazylewska, acting on the authorization of the president of the city of Kielce, with the Municipal Court in Kielce.