Alternate names: Bełżec [Pol], Belzhetz [Yid], Belzhets. 50°23' N, 23°26' E, 45 miles NNW of L'viv (Lvov), 70 miles SSE of Lublin, 5 miles S of Tomaszów Lubelski. On the former border between Lublin district and Galicia. 1900 Jewish population: about 100. 1942-1943 death camp and death camp information. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, pp. 130-131: "Bełżec". Yizkors: Mahaneh hashmadah Belzhets: osef dokumentari (Haifa, 1982) and A Reassessment: Resettlement Transports to Belzec, March-December 1942. Concentration Camp: Belzec, established in November 1941, was the third largest of the Nazi death camps. (photos) The number of victims is estimated at around 600,000, most Jews. Only a handful of survivors are known from the camp. A memorial and museum was opened on the site in 2004. [March 2009]
BOOK: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel A Guide to East-Central Europe . New York: John Wiley &Sons, Inc., 1992. p 38-39.
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