Lodz

  • Nearly 1,000 Jews Killed Daily in Lodz Ghetto, Moscow Correspondent Reports

    Eight-hundred to 1,000 Jews were being killed daily in the Lodz ghetto by the Germans at one period, it is reported today in a dispatch from Lodz appearing in Izvestia, official newspaper of the Soviet Government. The Izvestia correspondent also reports the indignation of a Red Army unit in the province of Poznan which discovered… More ▸

  • 9,000 Czech Jews Sent from Lodz Ghetto to Death Camp; Children Torn from Mothers

    Of 9,000 Czech Jews deported to the Lodz ghetto only nine remain, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told today by one of the survivors, Issa Stern-Hoffman, a Prague journalist, whose father, a prominent Czech Jewish Newspaperman, is attached to the Czech section of the British Broadcasting Corporation, She believes. The Czech Jews… More ▸

  • Only 800 Jews Survive in Lodz; 70,000 Killed by Germans Since Russian Offensive

    of the 250,000 Jews who resided in Lodz before the war, and the tens of thousands who were sent here from all parts of occupied Europe, only 800 survive, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency found upon arriving in this industrial center today. From survivors, the correspondent learned that the Germans had sent almost… More ▸

  • Nazis Left No Jews in Lodz; Fear Fate of Jews in Reich As German Army Retreats

    The Germans left no Jews in the large polish textile center of Lodz when they evacuated the city several days ago, it was reported today by the Berlin correspondent of the Stockholm newspaper Tidningen. There were many thousands of Jews in the Lodz ghetto working in factories which produced clothing for the German Army, the… More ▸

  • Jewish Underground Movement Reports Only 160,000 Jews Still Alive in Poland

    A report from the Jewish underground movement in Poland reaching Jewish Leaders here today states that as late as three months ago there were still approximately 160,000 Jews in occupied Poland of the three-and-a-half million before the war. The report added that it is highly doubtful that the Germans will leave these Jews alive before… More ▸

  • Jews Battling Grimly on Streets of Warsaw; Only 200,000 Jews Survive in Poland

    Surviving Jews in Warsaw are now waging a grim battle on the streets of the Polish capital, together with the Poles, against the German occupation units, it was reported here today by Tomasz Arciszewski, chairman of the executive of the Polish Socialist party who has reached London from occupied Poland and was named by the… More ▸

  • JTA Correspondent Finds Only Twelve Jews Were Left Alive by Germans in Minsk

    Only twelve Jews remained alive in Minsk of the 80,000 Jews who lived in the city and of the 39,000 who were brought there from Berlin, Vienna and Prague, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency established today upon arriving here. Ignatz Burstein, one of the twelve who miraculously escaped Nazi extermination, told the JTA… More ▸

  • Belgian Government Indicts Two Gestapo Leaders for Mistreatment of Jews

    The Belgian Government has doomed two Gestapo leaders responsible for the murder and mistreatment of 30,000 Belgian Jews in the Malines concentration camp, it was announced today. The two are a Dr. Kroll, who is reported to have been responsible for the organization of the Lodz ghetto in Poland, and a Major Schmidt. Kroll is… More ▸

  • Gestapo Beginning to Wipe out Jews in Lodz in Anticipation of German Retreat

    Apparently anticipating a German retreat far into western Poland, the Gestapo has begun liquidating the Lodz ghetto in which, according to the most recent reports, there were living 150,000 Jews employed as slave labor in vital German war industries. The Lodz ghetto is the only one remaining in all of Poland. A message from “inside… More ▸