Names of the Victims - Belzec and Sobibor Death Camps

The Death Camps at Sobibor and Belzec were two of the key centers for the extermination of European Jewry. This website seeks to remember a small fraction of the overall victims of the camp.

The sources for names on this page include: 1) The testimonies of the escapees of Sobibor Death Camp, most of whom escaped on October 14, 1943 during the revolt; 2) Information from families of the victims; and 3) Information from Yizkor memorial books for the towns of the places of origin of the Jewish victims.

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NAMES OF THE VICTIMS - SOBIBOR

  • Josef Aschmann - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • Hermann Badrian - from Germany and Holland, age 68; murdered March 1943

  • Frieda Herrnstadt Badrian - from Germany and Holland, age 67; murdered March 1943

  • Abram Bajrach - from Kalisz, Poland; Kapo; age 17; nicknamed "Fips"

  • Max Bajrach - from Kalisz; killed during the revolt

  • Alfons Batist - from Amsterdam

  • Gisella Batist - from Amsterdam

  • Jozef Batist - from Amsterdam

  • Rosalia Batist - from Amsterdam

  • Siegbert Batist - from Amsterdam

  • Wiktor Batist - from Amsterdam

  • Berel Becher - from Stepankowice

  • Ene Becher - from Stepankowice

  • Rivka Becher - nee Orbuch; from Stepankowice

  • Karl Blau - A Kapo from Treblinka who was charged with cleaning up after the revolt. He was killed after that.

  • Leon Blatt - killed as a result of the Waldkommando escape in July 1943

  • Szlomo Bleitman (or Blechman) - Kapo


  • Stella Agsteribbe Blits - former member of the Olympic-winning Dutch gymnastics team; murdered Sept. 17, 1943


  • Arie Lejb Biterman - lived in Hrubieszow; father of 7 children


  • Hadassa Biterman - born 1914; lived in Hrubieszow

  • Ernest Bohm - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • Josef Bresler - from Kolo, Poland

  • Szulim Bresler - from Kolo, Poland; killed after the revolt

  • Motel Brinker - from Izbica; killed as a result of the Waldkommando escape in July 1943

  • Marie Bruell - nee Husserl; from Vienna, Austria

  • Minny Catz - from the Netherlands

  • unknown Czepik - Kapo


  • Matityahu Czesner (pictured with his wife) - originally from Chelm


  • Hans Davidsohn - aka Jakob van Hoddis; a German expressionist poet murdered in 1942


  • Helga Deen - Teenage German/Dutch diarist; murdered July 16, 1943

  • Coenaard and Irma (Bauernfreund) de Vries - from Netherlands; murdered July 23, 1943

  • Alfred de Vries - from Netherlands; murdered July 23, 1943

  • Louis de Vries - from Netherlands; murdered July 23, 1943

  • Moses Drajblat - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • Leibel Dreszer - from Zolkiewka, Poland; age 13; killed during the revolt


  • Messaoud El Medioni - aka S'aoud Oranais; Algerian band leader murdered after March, 1943


  • Emanuel Elte - Dutch mathematician murdered April 9, 1943

  • Josef Feld

  • Shaul Fleishaker - from Kalisz

  • Leibl Fleischer - killed during the revolt

  • Jacques Frank - from Netherlands, age 8; murdered in May, 1943

  • Jo David Frank - from Netherlands, age 14; murdered in May, 1943

  • Marianne de Vries Frank - from Netherlands, age 42; murdered in May, 1943

  • Moritz Fried - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • Alfred Friedberg - early 50s; painter from Germany

  • Eliezar and Chana (Binsztok) Fruchter - from Chelm

  • Motel and Chaja Fruchter (brother and sister) - from Chelm

  • Moshe Goberman

  • Shlomo Goldstein - from Warsaw

  • Ester Grunberg (or Grinberg) - from Lubartow; killed during the revolt


  • Walter Guttsman - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • unknown (female) Hejdi - from Netherlands

  • Sylko Herc - from Krakow, Poland

  • Kurt Hirschmann - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland


  • "Han" Hartog Hollander - Dutch broadcaster

  • Beniek and Sura Jakubowicz - from Warsaw

  • Lajter Jakubowicz - from Radzin, Poland; migrated to France; deported from Drancy

  • Sonja Jakubowicz - a child from Rotterdam; murdered on July 16, 1943

  • Joseph Jakubs - from Netherlands

  • Bunyo Benjamin Katz - age 26, from Rejowiec

  • Serka Katz - from Dubienka

  • Friedrich Kempner - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • Erna Kerpen - nee Badrian; from Germany and Holland, age 40; murdered summer 1943


  • Gerrit Kleerekoper - Dutch gymnastics coach murdered July 2, 1943

  • Johanna Koch - a cook from Frankfurt, Germany

  • Erich Kolb - age 13

  • Helene Kolb - nee Turner; deported from Vienna and murdered on June 5, 1942.

  • Jacob Kolb - deported from Vienna and murdered on June 5, 1942.

  • Fred Kostman - from Krakow, Poland; murdered after the revolt

  • Siegfried Kugelmann - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • Aleksander Kupczyn (Kuptshin) - nicknamed Sasha

  • Josephine Landsmann - nee Scheimovitz; transported from Bratislava. Murdered on June 7, 1942.

  • Hilda Laub - from Amsterdam

  • Endal and Dvora (Listenberg) Laufer - from Hrubieszow; had 7 children

  • Shalom and Hudessa Laufer (brother and sister) - from Hrubieszow

  • Shlomo Leitman - from Warsaw, Poland; killed during the revolt

  • Pesia Liberman - from Chelm; born 1916; escaped with two Jewish women and two Ukrainian guards on Dec. 25, 1942; killed near Olchowiec

  • Berek Lichtman - from Zolkiewka, Poland; killed during the revolt


  • Kurt Lilien - aka Kurt Lilienthal; German actor murdered May 28, 1943


  • Johannes Lorie - aka Juan Luria; German opera singer murdered May 21, 1943

  • Faige and Ele Meier - from Stepankowice

  • Mendel Morgensztern - Rabbi from Wlodawa

  • unknown Muller - bricklayer who escaped but later was murdered

  • Estera Nachmanowicz - from Lodz

  • Herbert Naftaniel - Kapo; nicknamed "Berliner"; born ~1900 in Germany; collaborated with the Nazis


  • Helena Nordheim - former member of the Olympic-winning Dutch gymnastics team

  • Bina Orbuch - nee Meier; from Stepankowice

  • Lejb Pelc - merchant from Zolkiewka

  • Josef Pines - age 15

  • Berel Pinnes - from Stepankowice

  • Elke Pinnes - from Stepankowice

  • Enoch Pinnes - from Stepankowice

  • Miriam Pinnes - from Stepankowice


  • Anna Dresden Polak - former member of the Olympic-winning Dutch gymnastics team


  • Mendel Polisecki - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland; born 1895; from Kamionka

  • Mania Polisecki

  • Rozalia Polisecki

  • Gertrude Poppert-Schonborn - aka Luka; Born 1914 in Dortmund, Germany; likely killed during the revolt

  • Walter Poppert - Kapo; German Jew from Netherlands

  • Hersh Porzyczki - Kapo; from Warsaw

  • Simon Porzyczki - Kapo; from Warsaw

  • Simon Rabinowitz - killed during the revolt


  • Hugo Railing - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • Ester Rajs - from Wlodawa, Poland

  • Saba Salz (or Saltz) - from Lublin, Poland; died during the revolt

  • Fritz Saenger - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland


  • Gabor Scheimovitz - from Bratislava. Murdered June 7, 1942.

  • Ernst Schlosser - Judenrat of Piaski, Poland

  • unknown Schmidt - Kapo

  • Walter Schwarz - Born ~1910 in Czechoslovakia; disappeared after the revolt

  • unknown Shapiro - female Kapo; from Vienna, Austria

  • Josef Siegel - age 16; disappeared after the revolt


  • Jud Simons - former member of the Olympic-winning Dutch gymnastics team


  • Philip Slier - Dutch composer murdered April 9, 1943


  • Leo Smit - Dutch composer murdered April 30, 1943

  • Baila Sobol - from Dubienka

  • unknown Spitz - Kapo; age 40; German Jew from Netherlands

  • unknown Spenger - from Pulawy, Poland; jeweler

  • Mira Szpiro - from Siedliszcze, Poland

  • Szoel Sztark - Judenrat from Zolkiewka, Poland

  • Moshe Szturm - Deported from Hrubieszow; Kapo; age 22; collaborator nicknamed "Gewerner" (Moshe the Governor)

  • Zygmund Tuchman - Kapo; age 17; from Izbica, Poland; witness to the gasing at Camp III and told others about it

  • Max van Dam - from Netherlands; painter; murdered on September 20, 1943

  • Raphael Viool - from Rotterdam, Netherlands; born 1895; killed during the revolt

  • Yitzy Moshe Waks - killed as a result of the Waldkommando escape in July 1943

  • Shmuel Wajcen - from Chodorow, Ukraine; age 15; murdered after the revolt

  • unknown Waldeck - painter from Vienna

  • Rachel Warman - from Stepankowice

  • Shabtai and Peshe Warman - from Stepankowice

  • Yitzchak Warman - from Stepankowice

  • Helga Weiss - killed during the revolt

  • Ester Wijnman - from Amsterdam

  • Alfred and Josefina Wolf - from Czechoslovakia

  • Jan Wolf - from Czechoslovakia

  • unknown Zigal - Kapo from Hrubieszow

  • "Grishka" - Russian POW at the camp

  • "Janek" - Russian POW at the camp

  • "Josef from Izbica" - son of the Rabbi from Izbica

  • "Kasril the blacksmith" - from Krasnystaw, Poland


  • NAMES OF THE VICTIMS - BELZEC

  • Szlamek Bajler

  • David and Roza (Kessler) Balbirer - from Bukowsko, Galicia

  • Henryk Bekker - Judenrat from Lublin

  • unknown Bronsztajn - Judenrat from Zamosc

  • Eliyahu Epstein - Judenrat from Zamosc

  • unknown Fajersztajn - from Lublin

  • Julian Goldsztein - Judenrat from Zamosc

  • Dr. Jakubowicz - from Przemysl

  • Aryeh Kurtz - age ~8; from Dembitz

  • Mosze and Niche Kurtz - from Dembitz

  • Shlomo Halberstadt - Judenrat from Lublin; Rabbi


  • Yaakov Listenberg - born 1890; lived in Zamosc

  • Bencion Lubliner - Judenrat from Zamosc; born ~1882

  • Chana Olmer - nee Jakubowicz; from Sosnowiec

  • Golda Olmer - from Sosnowiec

  • Genia Olmer - from Sosnowiec

  • Lejb Rozenman - Judenrat from Zamosc

  • Josef Siegfried - Judenrat from Lublin

  • Marya Spodek - from Zamosc

  • Sara Strasser - nee Selinger; from Boryslaw

  • Azriel Szeps - Judenrat from Zamosc; beaten to death by S.S. Jirmann, Schmidt, Schwartz, and Ukrainian guards

  • Dawid Szeps

  • Laja Szeps - born ~1920, from Zamosc

  • Pesia Tauba Szeps

  • Aron Szlafrok - Judenrat from Zamosc

  • Malka Truk - nee Biterman; born 1899, from Zamosc

  • Nachman Truk - born 1900, from Zamosc

  • Sara Truk - born ~1924, from Zamosc

  • Josef Wajselfisz - Judenrat from Lublin

  • Samuel and Rachel Wiener - from Krakow

  • Szlama Ber Winer - from Izbica Kujowska

  • Lejb Wolsztajn - age 15, from Wloclawek

  • Rojza Wolsztajn - age 21, from Wloclawek

  • Zera Wolsztajn
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