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Portrait of a Jewish boy wearing a fur hat in Tarnow, Poland.

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    Portrait of a Jewish boy wearing a fur hat in Tarnow, Poland.
    Portrait of a Jewish boy wearing a fur hat in Tarnow, Poland.

Pictured is Shimon Argond (b. 1931).

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    Caption
    Portrait of a Jewish boy wearing a fur hat in Tarnow, Poland.

    Pictured is Shimon Argond (b. 1931).
    Photographer
    Hans Knobloch
    Date
    1940
    Locale
    Tarnow, [Krakow] Poland
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Helen Wild Hausman
    Event History
    In 1939 there were more than 25,000 Jews in Tarnow. German troops occupied the city on September 8, 1939, and immediately began terrorizing the Jewish population. In May 1940 several prominent Jewish citizens became some of the first Jews to be deported to Auschwitz. The ghetto was formally established in March 1941. At the beginning of June, Jews from the surrounding district were relocated to Tarnow. The resettlement action was followed a few days later from June 11 to 13 by a massive deportation action in which 12,000 were rounded-up. Approximately 3,000 were shot in the local Jewish cemetery, and the rest were deported to Belzec. The Tarnow ghetto was then divided into two sections: a labor camp and a family camp for those incapable of work. During a second deportation action on September 10, 1942, another 8,000 Jews were sent to Belzec. This was followed by a third action on November 15 in which 3,000 were deported. The final deportation action took place on September 2, 1943, when 5,000 were sent to Auschwitz and another 3,000 to Plaszow. The 300 who remained in Tarnow were drafted into a Sauberungskommando [clean-up commando], but by December 1942 they too were transferred to Plaszow.

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005461.

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Helen Wild Hausman

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    Photo Designation
    GHETTOS (MINOR) -- (T)
    Record last modified:
    2006-04-25 00:00:00
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