"The Jews have deserved the catastrophe
that has now overtaken them.
Extermination camp located in German-occupied Poland about 2 miles from Lublin.
Their destruction will go hand in hand
with the destruction of our enemies."
Joseph Goebbels, 1942
It was regarded as in the same class as Belzec and Sobibor. Like Belzec, Maidanek was originally a
labor camp but was transformed into a death camp ... Unlike Belzec, it had some industrial
activity. Non-Jewish prisoners were admitted.
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