Lodz ghetto. Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos and Images. January 19, 1945 – World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
Jews from the Lodz ghetto board deportation trains for the Chelmno death camp.
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PHOTO INFORMATION. Photograph: #02625. Date: 1942 - 1944. Locale: Lodz, [Lodz] Poland. Subject Classification. GHETTOS (MAJOR) -- LODZ (Poland) -- Deportations -- At the Train Station/Boarding Trains.
Keywords: VIEWS GHETTO/OCCUPATION BADGES DEPORTATIONS ANIMALS (HORSES) TRAINS TRAIN STATIONS CARTS/WAGONS BOARDING JEWS (POLISH) POLICE (JEWISH) BADGES (STAR OF DAVID) ANIMALS POLICE LODZ
Following the public announcement of the establishment of the Lodz ghetto on February 8, 1940, Jews were expelled from all other parts of the city and moved into the ghetto area. 164,000 Jews were imprisoned in the ghetto when the Germans sealed it off on April 30, 1940.
In 1941 and 1942 an additional 38,500 Jews and 5,000 Roma/Sinti were resettled in the ghetto between October 16 and November 4, 1941. Some 700-900 Jewish prisoners evaded a planned final mass execution starting after the final August 30, 1944 deportation for the Chelmno death camp by taking refuge in the now abandoned ghetto. They were finally liberated by the Soviets on January 19, 1945.