Township: Zawichost

Commune: the town of Zawichost

District: Sandomierz

Voivodeship: Kielce


1. Name of the camp:

Jewish ghetto.

2. Location of the camp:

The Jewish district of the town of Zawichost.

3. Size of the camp:

[no data]

4. Date of establishment of the camp:

Spring 1942.

5. Date of closure of the camp:

[no data]

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

Only Jews from Zawichost and nearby villages.

7. Were there any foreigners in the camp? Of what nationality? Were there any Jews from abroad? How many?

One man with his family, a citizen of Paraguay, name unknown; he was also locked in

the ghetto despite his objections.

8. What was the average number of prisoners in the camp?

About 3000 people.

9. What is the total number of prisoners who passed through the camp while it operated?

About 3000 people.

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

They were all taken away in an unknown direction.

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 prisoners did not receive any food; they ate they own leftover food supplies.

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

There was an infirmary.

15. Were there any epidemics in the camp (if yes, what kind)?


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

People died, but no details are available.

17. Were there any executions in or outside the camp? How was it done?

The executions took part during the liquidation of the camp. About 20 people were

then murdered and buried at the local Jewish cemetery.

18. Were the corpses destroyed? How and where?

Initially, they weren’t. Later on, after a few months, a special unit arrived, the corpses

were dug up and burned.

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 Jews murdered upon liquidation of the ghetto were buried in a common grave at

the Jewish cemetery.

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

The Jewish district was destroyed as a result of subsequent military operations.

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)?


On 22 September 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Henryk Łukasiewicz, the mayor of the town of Zawichost, with the Municipal Court in Sandomierz.