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Pustków, Podkarpackie Voivodeship

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''HL-Heidelager'': Typo fixing, general fixes and clean up, typo(s) fixed: Reconstucted → Reconstructed using AWB
[[File:Góra Śmierci Rekonstrukcja (3).JPG|thumb|left|upright|ReconstuctedReconstructed camp barracks with a watchtower and the barbed-wire fence]]
Locals who lived in the vicinity were evicted already in mid-1940.<ref name="Heidelager"/> The ''HL-Heidelager'' Military Training Base known in German as the ''SS-Truppenübungsplatz Heidelager'' [[:de:SS-Truppenübungsplatz Heidelager|(de)]] eventually, was set up {{nobreak|north-east}} of [[Dębica]] not far from [[Blizna]] using slave labor from the neighboring concentration camp located beneath Królowa Góra mountain,<ref>{{cite web | url= | title=Pustków. The Almost Forgotten Death Camp | publisher=JewishGen, Yizkor Book Project | year=2013 | accessdate=12 August 2013 | author=William Leibner}}</ref> which held 7,000 Jews, 5,000 Soviet POWs, and 3,000 Poles (most of them annihilated before July 1944).<ref name="Poligon">{{cite web | url= | title=Poligon - Blizna | publisher=Bizna | work=Teren obozu zaglady w Pustkowie | year=2013 | accessdate=12 August 2013 | author=Staff writer | language=Polish }}</ref> The training range was in use since the fall of 1941 under the command of ''SS Oberführer'' Werner von Schele.<ref name="Heidelager"/> The title ''Heidelager'' was adjusted from the original ''SS TruppenÜbungsPlatz "Ostpolen"'' on August 25, 1943. The last commandant of the training base was ''SS Oberführer'' Bernhardt Voss until the summer of 1944.<ref name="Heidelager"/>