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Tourist Information Centre in Oświęcim
Tourist Information Centre in Oświęcim

Site of former Jawischowitz sub-camp

Monument honouring sub-camp victims, unveiled in 1983 Brzeszcze | Photo: CIT Oświęcim
Monument honouring sub-camp victims, unveiled in 1983 BrzeszczePhoto: CIT Oświęcim
Obozowa 7 Str.
32-620 Brzeszcze
8.3 km from the Museum Auschwitz I

A sub-camp located in the village of Jawiszowice (in German: Jawischowitz). The prisoners held there worked in two shafts of the Brzeszcze coal mine located in the localities of Jawiszowice and Brzeszcze. The camp began functioning in mid-August 1942 when 150 French Jews arrived under an agreement between the WVHA and the Reichswerke Hermann Göring, which owned the mine.

In terms of the number of prisoners, Jawischowitz was one of the largest Auschwitz sub-camps. In June 1944, it held 2,500 prisoners, mostly Jews from Poland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Hungary. There were also Poles, Russians, and Germans in the sub-camp.
(source: http://auschwitz.org)


Figures of miners sculptured by prisoner Jacques Markiel in 1944 on the orders of the Jawischowitz sub-camp commandant. 

Lamp on the former roll call square | Photo: CIT Oświęcim
Lamp on the former roll call squarePhoto: CIT Oświęcim


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