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Jewish police guard a group of central European Jews who have been assembled for deportation in the central prison of the Lodz ghetto.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 38087

Jewish police guard a group of central European Jews who have been assembled for deportation in the central prison of the Lodz ghetto.

In the fall of 1941, twenty thousand Jews from Prague, Vienna, Luxembourg, and various cities of the Old Reich were resettled to the Lodz ghetto. Though most were elderly and sick, they were crowded into unheated group shelters in the ghetto, where they endured more severe hunger than the local population. By 1942 over five thousand among them had died of typhus and starvation. In May 1942, eleven thousand of the "Western" Jews were rounded up for deportation to Chelmno, where they were exterminated.

Date
May 1942
Variant Locale
Litzmannstadt
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi
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Record last modified: 2001-04-04 00:00:00
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