Nazi Germans Set Up First Polish Ghetto at Piotrkow Trybunalski Hot

Nazi Germans Set Up First Polish Ghetto at Piotrkow Trybunalski

Lodz Ghetto

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In Piotrkow Trybunalski, a town near Lodz and one of Poland's oldest cities, the first Polish ghetto is established by occupying German authorities. Oberburgmeister Hans Drexel is the civilian leader of the town, and he has 28,000 Jews placed in an area of Piotrkow that used to house around 5,000.

The ghetto of Piotrkow will be liquidated in 1942; over 1,000 are executed on the spot, while the remaining 22,000 are shipped off to Treblinka, where they are gassed on arrival.

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Children of the Lodz ghetto

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