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Small text only poster forbidding the people of German occupied Lwow from occupying Jewish residences

Object | Accession Number: 2010.443.2

Small text only handbill posted in July 1941 prohibiting the people of German occupied Lwow, Poland (Lviv, Ukraine) from forcing Jews out of their homes in order to live there themselves. In September 1939, not long after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Lwow was occupied by the Soviet Union under the terms of the German-Soviet Pact. On June 22, 1941, Germany invaded Russia and a week later occupied Lwow, where there were over 200,000 Jews. German mobile killing squads, with the assistance of local Ukrainian units, slaughtered thousands of Jews in a few days. The mass murders slowed after July. The Jews were moved into a ghetto and large scale deportations to killing centers were frequent. The Germans destroyed the ghetto on June 1, 1943; the remaining Jews were murdered or deported to Janowska labor camp and Belzec killing center. The handbill was recovered by Yahad-In Unum as they researched the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany against the Jewish population in Eastern Europe. The organization has located hundreds of mass execution and grave sites to document this Holocaust by bullets and to allow for the respectful remembrance of the fallen.

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publication/distribution:  1941 July 04
found:  2005
publication: Lwow (Poland) (historic); L'viv (Ukraine)
War propaganda
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2021-05-24 17:17:27
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