The National Remembrance Day for the Victims of the German Nazi Concentration Camps and Death Camps was passed on June 8, 2006 by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland on the 66th anniversary of the arrival of the first mass transport of prisoners to KL Auschwitz.
On June 14, 2019, we will celebrate the 79th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to the Nazi German concentration camp Auschwitz.
On June 14, 1940, the Germans sent from the prison in Tarnów the first mass transport of 728 prisoners to KL Auschwitz. Among them were the soldiers of the September campaign, members of underground independence organizations, junior high school students and students, as well as a small group of Polish Jews. This date is considered to be the beginning of the camp’s operation.
All those interested, who wish to pay homage to the victims of German Nazi concentration and extermination camps together with representatives of the Treblinka Museum, are invited to the Museum on June 14, 2019.
The ceremony of laying wreaths will start at 12.00 at the Monument to the Victims of the Death Camp in the camp grounds of Treblinka II, and then the participants will go to the Execution Site near Treblinka I Labour Camp. All interested in taking part in the ceremony are encouraged to come earlier (11.45 a.m.) to go together from the car park in front of the Museum.
On June 14, on the 79th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to the German concentration camp Auschwitz, the management of the Treblinka Museum together with workers laid wreaths at the Monument to the Victims of the Treblinka II Death Camp, at the monument commemorating the prisoners of the Treblinka I Labour Camp and at the monument commemorating the Roma and Sinti who were murdered in the Labour Camp and the Death Camp.