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A sign bearing the motto of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski: "Our only path [to survival] is [through] work!" in German and Yiddish.

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    A sign bearing the motto of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski: "Our only path [to survival] is [through] work!" in German and Yiddish.
    A sign bearing the motto of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski: "Our only path [to survival] is [through] work!" in German and Yiddish.

Original German caption: "Litzmannstadt-Getto, Aufschrift in ??" (inscription on a ??)

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    A sign bearing the motto of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski: "Our only path [to survival] is [through] work!" in German and Yiddish.

    Original German caption: "Litzmannstadt-Getto, Aufschrift in ??" (inscription on a ??)
    Photographer
    Walter Genewein
    Date
    1940 - 1944
    Locale
    Lodz, [Lodz] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Litzmannstadt
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Robert Abrams

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Robert Abrams

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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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