Deportations to Killing Centers in Poland
Jews from Germany and
Nazi-occupied countries were rounded up and deported by rail to the extermination camps in
occupied Poland, where they were summarily killed. The Germans attempted to disguise
their intentions, referring to deportations as "resettlement to the
east." The victims were told they were to be taken to labor camps, but from 1942 onward, deportation for most Jews meant transit to killing
centers and then death.
Sources: U.S. Holocaust