Sobibór, Lublin Voivodeship

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For the Nazi German extermination camp, see Sobibor extermination camp.
Sobibór
Village
Sobibór Chappel of the Assumption of Mary
Sobibór Chappel of the Assumption of Mary
Sobibór is located in Poland
Sobibór
Sobibór
Coordinates: 51°29′N 23°39′E / 51.483°N 23.650°E / 51.483; 23.650
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
County Włodawa
Gmina Gmina Włodawa

Sobibór [sɔˈbibur] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Włodawa, within Włodawa County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It lies close to the Bug River, which forms the border with Belarus and Ukraine.

Overview[edit]

Sobibór is approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) south-east of Włodawa and 80 km (50 mi) east of the regional capital Lublin.[1] To the south and west is the protected area called Sobibór Landscape Park.

During World War II, the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp was built outside the village. The number of Jews gassed and cremated there between April 1942 and October 14, 1943 is estimated at 250,000.[2] At present, the site of Jewish martyrology is the location of the Sobibór Museum branch of the Majdanek State Museum, devoted to the memory of atrocities committed at the Sobibór death camp during the Holocaust in Poland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ M.Z.C (2011). ""Z popiołów Sobiboru" (From the Ashes of Sobibor)". Oficjalna strona internetowa (official webpage) (in Polish). Muzeum Ziemi Chełmskiej im. Wiktora Ambroziewicza w Chełmie. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ MBOZS (2013). "Sobibór extermination camp. History". The State Museum at Majdanek. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  • "Sobibór" Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, Vol. X ("Rukszenice – Sochaczew"), 1889.

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Coordinates: 51°29′N 23°39′E / 51.483°N 23.650°E / 51.483; 23.650