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Notice to ghetto residents to turn over all jewelry

Object | Accession Number: 2016.186.5

Notice to residents of Lodz Ghetto that they must turn in all their jewelry. It was issued by Mordechai Rumkowski, chairman of the Judenrat [Jewish Council] that administered the Ghetto for the German occupation authorities..Lodz was occupied by Germany a week after the September 1, 1939, invasion of Poland. It was renamed Litzmannstadt and, in February 1940, the Jewish population, about 160,000 people, was confined to a small sealed off ghetto. Due to the severe overcrowding and scarce food, disease and starvation were common. In January 1942, mass deportations to Chelmno killing center began; half the residents were murdered by the end of the year. In summer 1944, Lodz, the last ghetto in Poland, was destroyed and the remaining Jews were sent to Chelmno and Auschwitz-Birkenau killing centers.

Alternate Title
Bekanntmachung Nr. 413
Date
1944 February 25-1944  (publication/distribution)
Geography
issue : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
Language
Yiddish
Yiddish
Classification
Posters
Object Type
Handbills (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-02-05 12:28:54
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