Hujowa Górka

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Hujowa Górka, 2008

Hujowa Górka (sometimes Chujowa Górka) is a place near the site of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, where in April 1944 the Germans exhumed and incinerated the bodies of around ten thousand previously killed Jews, to hide the evidence of the crime before retreating from the area. The place took its name from the surname of Unterscharführer Albert Hujar (also Huyar) who committed and directed the executions.[1] It is also a mockery of Hujar's surname, which is pronounced similarly to a vulgar Polish language expression for "penis" (its English equivalent is "dick"), hence the name is Polish for "Dick Hill".[2]

Albert Hujar, who served in the Schutzstaffel (SS) Concentration Camp service, is portrayed in the 1993 drama Schindler's List by Norbert Weisser.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Offen, Sam (2005). When Hope Prevails: The Personal Triumph of a Holocaust Survivor. Nelson Publishing. p. 42. ISBN 1-928623-59-X. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Józef Bau (1991). "Czas Zbeszczeszczenia" (in Polish). Dekada Literacka. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

Coordinates: 50°01′49″N 19°57′56″E / 50.03028°N 19.96556°E / 50.03028; 19.96556