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This database contains information from registration cards for prisoners of war from the Kresy Wschodnie area of eastern Poland. Many of these prisoners were held in various camps around Lublin, Poland, from 1939 to 1941 and were later killed in Majdanek, a killing center in the Generalgouvernement (General Government) of Poland.
What’s in the Records
While this database does not include images of the cards, the index entries for individuals may include details such as
- birth date
- date and place of capture
- POW camp
- registration number
- company matriculation number
- POW company
- work assignment
- physical status
Details in the entries will vary depending on what information was provided on the original card.
Additional details about these victims may be included in the original records. While the index is freely accessible from Ancestry.com, the images of these records are not available in this database. Copies of the images can be ordered at no cost from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Click here for ordering information.
More information about Majdanek is available in the online Holocaust Encyclopedia .
Click here to see video footage from Majdanek. Note: Due to the graphic nature of this footage, viewer discretion is advised.