|Jewish deportees from the Lodz ghetto arrive in Chelmno after
having been transferred from a closed passenger train to a train of open
cars at the Kolo station. Jews taken to this extermination camp are placed
in mobile gas vans and driven to a burial place while carbon monoxide from
the engine exhaust is fed into the sealed rear compartment, killing them.
Below: A group of Jewish men awaiting death in a gas van.
(Photo credits: top, Jewish Historical Institute, bottom,
Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes, both courtesy
of USHMM Photo Archives)
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