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View of Lodz ghetto residents crossing the pedestrian bridge over Zgierska Street at Koscielny Square.

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    View of Lodz ghetto residents crossing the pedestrian bridge over Zgierska Street at Koscielny Square.
    View of Lodz ghetto residents crossing the pedestrian bridge over Zgierska Street at Koscielny Square.

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    Caption
    View of Lodz ghetto residents crossing the pedestrian bridge over Zgierska Street at Koscielny Square.
    Photographer
    Walter Genewein
    Date
    Circa 1941
    Locale
    Lodz, [Lodz] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Litzmannstadt
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Robert Abrams
    Event History
    The Lodz ghetto was divided into three sectors by two major throughfares which passed through, but did not belong to the Jewish district. Wooden and barbed wire fences prevented access to these main streets by ghetto residents. But Jews were allowed to traverse the streets by means of three wooden pedestrian bridges, accessed by steep staircases.

    See https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005174.
    See Also "Kauen Main Camp" in Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos Volume 1 Part A.

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Robert Abrams
    Source Record ID: 31

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    Biography
    Walter Genewein (5/4/1901-1974) was born in Austria. He joined the Nazi Party in 1933 and was given the post of head of the Lodz ghetto economy serving under Hans Biebow. Genewein was also an avid amateur photographer who took color slides of the ghetto and the surrounding area.

    The bulk of his collection is owned by the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt, but a second collection of his photographs were uncovered in the United States in the estate of an American GI who found them in Bremen.
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    2004-05-17 00:00:00
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