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December 7, 2017

Happy Chelmno Day! December 7th 1941

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 12:23 pm

Chelmno was not in the news today.  I know because I did a search.  Funny because there is a connection between the camp and December 7th 1941.

Tombstones stacked against wall of Museum

Tombstones stacked against the wall of Museum at the former Chelmno camp

According to Holocaust historian Martin Gilbert, the “Final Solution” began when 700 Jews from the Polish village of Kolo arrived at Chelmno on the evening of December 7, 1941 and on the following day, all of them were killed with carbon monoxide in gas vans. The victims were taken on 8 or 9 separate journeys in the gas vans to a clearing in the Rzuchowski woods near the town of Chelmno.

In his book entitled “Holocaust,” Martin Gilbert wrote the following:

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On 7 December 1941, as the first seven hundred Jews were being deported to the death camp at Chelmno, Japanese aircraft attacked the United States Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Unknown at that time either to the Allies or the Jews of Europe, Roosevelt’s day that would “live in infamy” was also the first day of the “final solution.”

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You can read all about Chelmno on my web site at

You can follow the link below to read more about this day in history.  I have not tagged all my posts on Pearl Harbor yet, but there are a good number you can read. Follow the link bellow:

Chelmno is one of the few camps that I have never visited. I did some research on the camp, and I was told that the former camp is now a hangout for thieves. I was told that if I went there, I would be robbed and raped and left to die beside the road.

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