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pillboxs on December 29, 2010

Text on the back: Abmarsch der Juden aus unserem Internierungsgebiet


Departure of the Jews from our area internment


In Litzmannstadt/Lodzhad the German National Socialists, the second largest ghetto in Poland. The Lodz ghetto was used mainly as a stopover and transit camp for Jews. From here, hundreds of thousands of people were in the Chelmno extermination camp (Chelmno nad Nerem), Auschwitz II, sent Majdanek, Treblinka and Sobibor. There are separate areas for Sinti and Roma. There was also a separate area for children and young people. The youngest child was two years old. During the existence of the camp, several thousand children, perhaps twelve to thirteen thousand imprisoned or even 20,000 children here.

In Litzmannstadt hatten die deutschen Nationalsozialisten das zweit größte Ghetto in Polen eingerichtet. Das Ghetto Litzmannstadt diente vor allem als Zwischenstation und Sammellager für Juden. Von hier aus wurden hunderttausende Menschen in die Vernichtungslager Kulmhof (Chełmno nad Nerem), Auschwitz II, Majdanek, Treblinka und Sobibor verschickt. Es wurden Bereiche abgetrennt für Sinti und Roma.

Hier gab es auch einen abgetrennten Bereich für Kinder und Jugendliche. Das Jüngste Kind war zwei Jahre alt. Während des Bestehens des Lagers wurden mehrere Tausend Kinder, möglicherweise zwölf- bis dreizehntausend oder sogar 20.000 Kinder hier inhaftiert.

© LK Kelley on December 30, 2010

That just gives me chills, Pillboxs. Thank you. I will print it out, and attach it with the photo itself.

By just looking at the picture, I knew that they were being taken somewhere.

© LK Kelley on February 3, 2013

From the link above...

Juveniles Litzmannstadt

The juveniles Lodz ( youth or children's camp , officially Polish juveniles of the Security Police in Lodz Lodz ) was a concentration camp for children during the German occupation of Poland . The camp in the city of Lodz ( Łódź ) existed from 1942 to 1945.

Under the name of minors camp east since 1941 began planning. The inspiration was, by his own admission, by Hans Muthesius , the disturbed, "that have been transferred from a lack of specific facilities foreign peoples, especially young Polish people of German welfare education." [1] On 15 November 1941, Heinrich Himmler, the command for the accelerated creation of the camp . [2] By letter dated 30 May 1942 informed the SS-Obergruppenführer Oswald Pohl with that he does not regard as acceptable, the Waffen-SS to use for education and security of children and therefore have to return jurisdiction to the judicial police. The camp was built but then under the supervision of the SS, but the camp administration was in the Reich Central Office for combating juvenile delinquency , a special unit of female criminal investigation . [3] On 30 September 1942 to prepare the camp was part of the Lodz ghetto evacuated. It covered the part between the streets Ewald, Max and Robert Street (today Bracka, Emili Plater, Górnicza) and the Jewish cemetery. Some of the buildings on the site was demolished. [4] With the 28th command November 1942 by Himmler, the camp was at 1 Opened in December 1942. The construction of the barracks was completed in early 1943, further expansion lasted until late 1943. [5] In September 1943, the block number 36 was removed in order to imprison children aged two to eight years. [5] But even before were Also children under eight years in prison camps. [6] The end of the camp was the advance of the Red Army was sealed. On 18 January 1945, the Germans fled the camp before the advancing front . [7]

© LK Kelley on February 3, 2013

Provided was the camp for about 1800-2000 prisoners. [11] Originally, should be admitted to the camp children aged between 12 and 16 years. [12] The minimum age was lowered in January 1943 to eight years. [13] The most recent instructed in the camp was a child of two years and three months old boy. [14]

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