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Announcement suspending postal service in the Łódź ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1989.294.2

Notification of a postal ban issued in the Łódź ghetto in German occupied Poland by Mordecai Rumkowski, head of the Jewish Council that administered the Ghetto for the Germans. Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, and occupied Łódź one week later. Łódź was renamed Litzmannstadt and, by February 1940, the Germans forcibly relocated the large Jewish population of 160,000 into a small, sealed ghetto. All residents had to work and many were forced laborers in ghetto factories. Residents. Living conditions were horrendous; the overcrowding and lack of food caused widespread disease and starvation. In January 1942, mass deportations to Chelmno killing center began; half the residents were murdered by the end of the year. In summer 1944, Łódź, the last ghetto in Poland, was destroyed and the remaining Jews were sent to Chelmno and Auschwitz-Birkenau killing centers.

Artwork Title
Bekanntmachung Nr. 352, Łódź Ghetto, January 8, 1942
publication/distribution:  1942 January 08
publication: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Łódź (Poland)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marek Budziarek
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:45:36
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