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In October 1939, shortly after the German invasion of Poland, German authorities were interested in clearing all Jews from areas in Czechoslovakia and Austria. The idea was to send Jews to new camps in Poland. Two transports were sent from Vienna in October 1939 to a rural marshy area near Nisko, where they were to establish a camp.
The conditions there were terrible and the project was abandoned. Survivors were dispersed, some even being sent back to the places from which they had been sent. Other prisoners were sent back to Vienna. Most simply left for other parts of occupied Poland, including those parts occupied by the Soviet Union. Very little information is available on the later fate of individuals.
These events are well described in a book, Eichmann's Men by Hans Safrian.
According to Libuše Salomonovicová and Ing. Michal Salomonovic, who compiled the data, the data in this list were compared between:
Data on the fate of the occupation and after the war were taken from:
To view selected photgraphs from Nisko, please click here.
This list consists of the names of 1,298 Jews sent from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia to Nisko, Poland.
The database includes the following fields:
The information contained in this database was compiled and generously donated by Libuše Salomonovicová and Ing. Michal Salomonovic. See the Background section of the introduction for the sources used. This research was part of the exhibition "Munich-Occupation-Liberation”.
In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible. Special thanks to Avraham Groll, Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy. Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, Vice President of Data Acquisition and Coordinator of JewishGen’s Holocaust Database files.
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