The liberation of Krakow-Plaszow, 1945

January 15, 1945: During its major winter offensive, the Soviet Army freed the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp.  As the war came to an end, many Jews had a mistakenly positive view of the Soviet Union because she was seen as the liberator of concentration camps.

Shown here is a 1965 Polish stamp picturing a monument to the Krakow-Plaszow camp and its victims.  This stamp is one of a set of three stamps issued to memorialize the victims in 3 different concentration camps located in Poland.

krakow-plaszow poland 1965


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