Exhibitions Collections Mug from Sobibor Killing Centre Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.155 Object: Mug Physical Description: Enamelled tin mug; incomplete; no active deterioration. Restrictions on loan of this item. Information: This mug was found in the grounds of Sobibor Killing Centre. Further Information Sobibor Killing Centre was situated in a sparsely populated area south of Wlodawa, Poland. It began operation at the end of April 1942 and functioned as the second Killing Centre in Operation Reinhard; the Nazi plan to exterminate the entire Jewish population within the Generalgouvernement. It ceased to operate in October 1943 after the people held in the Killing Centre as forced labourers revolted. During the course of its operation between 170,000 and 250,000 people were murdered in Sobibor. Sources: Blatt, Thomas (1997) From the Ashes of Sobibor: A Story of Survival Illinois: Northwestern University Press. Museum of the Former Sobibor Extermination Camp (2006) ‘History of the Camp’, The State Museum at Majdanek [Online]. Available at: http://www.sobibor-memorial.eu/articles.php?acid=270 (Accessed 21 January 2015). Schelvis, Jules (2007) Sobibor: A History of a Nazi Death Camp New York: Bloomsbury. Shoah Resource Centre ‘Sobibor’, Yad Vashem [Online]. Available at: http://www.yadvashem.org/odot_pdf/Microsoft%20Word%20-%206030.pdf (Accessed 21 January 2015). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ‘Sobibor’ (20 June 2014) Holocaust Encyclopedia, USHMM [Online]. Available at: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005192 (Accessed 21 January 2015). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ‘Sobibor Chronology’ (20 June 2014) Holocaust Encyclopedia, USHMM [Online]. Available at: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007258 (Accessed 21 January 2015). Yad Vashem ‘This Month in Holocaust History; Sobibor’, Yad Vashem [Online]. Available at: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/this_month/resources/sobibor.asp (Accessed 21 January 2015). Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on [email protected] We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry.