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Explanation: I think that given the context, "thugs" might be a better word. The word "punks" only came into usage in the 1970s, and the word "squits" I have never heard before. A "thug" is someone who uses a position of strength to victimise weaker persons, as probably the "gowniarze" in your text did in their day.
"Umschlag Platz" is correct. It was the point of departure of the transportations to the extermination camps.
As for Nalewki, I've also heard of it as a placename in connection with the Warsaw Ghetto. I very much doubt that slivovica was in bountiful supply in the ghetto...
own knowledge Cheers, Brian
Brian KEEGAN Local time: 03:53 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 8