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Stephan Stelmaszuk & Tadeus Syczuk

Stephan Stelmaszuk (Nidzia 1928) and his family lived about four kilometres away from Sobibor. Sometimes he could smell the stench of burned bodies. His mother gave food to two survivors of the uprising. He knew little about the camp, because ‘all you saw was a fence around it’.

SyczukTadeus Syczuk (Dorohucza 1923), a railway employee, witnessed abuse and mass destruction. He heard people crying and screaming, an engine starting: ‘It lasted fifteen minutes and that was it.’

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