”Mummy, give me a pony”

On 14th May 1944, the Germans carried out one of their most horrific plan.

Lorries which arrived at the Płaszów camp, parked at the Kinderheim (the camp orphanage). While the loudspeakers were blaring a well-known German song for children, ”Mummy, give me a pony” (German: Mamatschi schenke mir Pferdchen), the Germans were forcing the children into the vehicles only to drive away with them. The fate of those children can be easily guessed….

This day is considered most tragic in the history of the Płaszów camp.