London (Dec. 5)
Nine of the many concentration camps which have been established by the German occupation authorities in Poland are used solely for Jewish prisoners, while Jews are also confined in three other camps, according to information gathered by a special commission of the Polish Government, which was made public here today.
The “Jewish camps” are located at Belezec, Starogard, Potulice, Sobibor, Kosow Podlaski, Treblinka, Trawniki, Poniechowek and also one between Chelo and Wlodawa. Of these, Treblinka, Trawniki and Poniechowek are “death camps” to which the Jews are sent to be executed. It is known that Treblinka has extensive execution facilities, such as gas and steam chambers. The Government report says that Jews are also confined in the Majdanek, Myslowice and Oswiecim camps and at several other unnamed places in Polish Silesia.
The report reveals that there are a total of 100 concentration camps in Poland, divided into nine categories: Segregation camps, where Poles and Jews are sent for a short period immediately after being arrested, concentration camps proper, forced labor camps, camps for priests, camps for women (non-Jewish), camps for Jews, “racial improvement” camps, corrective camps for young Poles, and children’s camps.