The Worst in Plaszow


27 Iyar 5781

The 14th. of May of 1944 saw perhaps the worst German action in Plaszow. Lorries were driven next to the Kinderheim (the foster home for children) and they played a well-known children’s song, called “Mommy give me a horsey” (orig.: Mamatschi schenke mir ein Pferdchen). At that moment the Germans started to amass the children brutally in the lorries. The lorries then left the camp and the Germans murdered the children. Generally that day was regarded as one of the most tragic ones for the whole camp in Plaszow.

Less than a year later Germany was defeated and surrendered unconditionally on its knees, the country a mass of ruins.

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From the Polish original text with added material by Dr. D. Cohen