- Valley of Death (Bydgoszcz)
Valley of Death ( _pl. Dolina Śmierci) in Fordon,
Bydgoszcz, northern Poland, is a site of Nazi German mass murderand a mass graveof 5,000 – 6,600 Polesand Jewsmurdered in October and November 1939 by the local Germans ( Selbstschutz) and the Gestapo.
Victims, mainly Polish
intelligentsia: teachers, priests, office workers, were listed on so called "Fahndungsbuch" (a list of people destined to be executed, made by Third Reichofficials before World War II) and another list made by Gestapo during the war.
Established investigations point to
Ludolf von Alvenslebenand Jakub Löllgen, as the main culprits of mass murder. Other involved in the crimes were Sturmbannführers Spaarmann, Meier, Schnugg, Baks, Volksdeutsches Wilhelm Neumann, Herbert Beitsch, Otto Erlichmann ( Nazi mayorof Fordon), Walter Gassmann.
Other Nazi German mass murder sites in Bydgoszcz area are the villages of
List of Polish Martyrdom sites
* [http://fordon.org/glowna.php?id=dzielnica Valley of Death - pictures and short description (pl)]
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