QUESTIONNAIRE ON CAMPS
1. Name of the camp:
The Klimontów Ghetto.
2. Location of the camp:
The center of the settlement of Klimontów.
3. Location of the camp:
The market square and the adjacent streets.
4. Date of establishment of the camp:
5. Date of closure of the camp:
6. Were the prisoners only Poles, only Jews from Poland, or Poles and Jews from Poland?
Local Jewish residents and Jews from Vienna.
7. Were there any foreigners in the camp? Of what nationality? Were there any Jews from abroad? How many?
200 people – Jews from Vienna.
8. What was the average number of prisoners in the camp?
About 4000 people.
9. What is the total number of prisoners who passed through the camp while it operated?
About 4000 people.
10. What happened with the prisoners upon liquidation of the camp?
They were taken to the train station in Sandomierz and about 100 people were
11. Did the prisoners work in the camp (type of work performed, types of workshops)?
12. Did the prisoners work outside the camp? What did they do and where?
13. What food did the prisoners receive?
The Jews had their own food supplies in the ghetto.
14. Was there an infirmary or a hospital in the camp?
There was a small hospital.
15. Were there any epidemics in the camp (if yes, what kind)?
16. Are any data on the death rate in the camp available?
No data is available, but the death rate was reportedly really high.
17. Were there any executions in or outside the camp? How was it done?
During the camp’s existence, there were no executions, but when the camp was being
liquidated, 100 people unfit for transport were murdered.
18. Were the corpses destroyed? How and where?
The corpses were left on the spot.
19. Was there a crematorium in the camp?
20. Was the burial site of the murdered and dead victims determined? (Please indicate the location.)
The corpses of the people murdered upon liquidation of the ghetto were transferred to
a Jewish cemetery, where they were buried.
21. Current condition of the camp – what was destroyed; what is located on the site of the camp?
22. Has any material evidence survived from the camp (documents, items belonging to people who got murdered, etc.)? (Type, place of storage, has it been secured)?
23. Do you know the surnames or addresses of people who were kept in the camp? (If yes, please provide them.)
24. Do you know the names of the Germans, the head of the camp, or other functionaries? (Please provide their names and ranks.)
The camp was managed by a Jewish community assisted by a special Jewish militia
under the supervision of the German gendarmerie.
On 10 September 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by the head of the Klimontów Commune, Stanisław Paluch, with the Municipal Court in Sandomierz.