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Doors from the Wolff Hospital in the Lodz Ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1989.335.1 a- e

Two doors from the Wolff Hospital in Lodz, Poland. These original doors were installed when the hospital was constructed in the early 1930s. The Lodz Ghetto, renamed Litzmannstadt during the German occupation, was established in central Poland in December 1939. Jews were expelled from other parts of Lodz into this 1-1/2 square mile area. At one time, more than 200,000 Jews lived in this ghetto, creating hazardous sanitation conditions, disease, and starvation. On September 1, 1942, the Germans carried out a mass deportation of Jews from the Lodz Ghetto to Chelmno death camp, the emptying of the patients from the Wolff Hospital was a targeted goal of the cleanup.

Date
approximately 1930  (manufacture)
Geography
use : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) historic; Lodz (Poland)
Classification
Architectural Elements
Object Type
Wooden doors (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Health Care Association of Łódź-Bałuty
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:06
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