|An organized raid by the SS and/or local|
militias for the purpose of rounding up Jews,
either for deportation or to be murdered in
the designated places of execution nearby.
A female prisoner in charge of a block,
translated variously as "block elder," "block
leader," "block supervisor," or "block senior."
Blokowy is the masculine form. Feminine
plural is blokowe.
A curfew during which prisoners were
forbidden to leave the living quarters.
A warehouse where newly confiscated goods
Polish high school. Completion with a diploma
|(gymnasium)||(gymnasium) is generally considered equivalent to two years|
of study in an American college program.
The aim of the Nazi Policy vis-à-vis the Jews
|Judenfrei)||during this period was to make Germany and|
German occupied areas free of Jews.
|A branch of the camp where the warehouse|
containing confiscated goods was located.
Chief of a work battalion. The chief of a larger
group was called an "elder kapo" or oberkapo.
The head of a smaller group was called a
vorarbeiter. All of these functions were carried
out by prisoners.
A work battalion.