Pictures from inside a Nazi-controlled ghetto

The Łódź Ghetto, in Łódź, Poland, was one of one of hundreds of Nazi ghettos across Europe, used to separate Jews from the rest of the population. Most residents would be sent to concentration camps, unless disease or starvation killed them first. Two hundred and forty thousand Jews were brought into the Łódź Ghetto; by the time the war ended, fewer than 900 were left alive.

One of the survivors was Henryk Ross (1910-1991), a Polish Jew who had shown up at the ghetto with a camera.

Pictured: Scarecrow with yellow Jude star by Henryk Ross. 1940-1944. Gelatin silver print. Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift from the Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007.

Source: CBS News – World



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