Facing a “Difficult Necessity.” Jewish Administration of the Łódź Ghetto in the Face of Deportations of Jews from the Reich and Protectorate Cover Image
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W obliczu „trudnej konieczności”. Administracja żydowska getta łódzkiego wobec wsiedleń Żydów z Rzeszy i Protektoratu (październik–listopad 1941 r.)
Facing a “Difficult Necessity.” Jewish Administration of the Łódź Ghetto in the Face of Deportations of Jews from the Reich and Protectorate

Author(s): Adam Sitarek
Subject(s): History
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: Holocaust; Lodz ghetto; Litzmannstadt Getto; Rumkowski; deportations

Summary/Abstract: In fall 1941 the Jewish administration of the Łódź ghetto headed by Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski was ordered to receive 20,000 deportees from the Reich and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Rumkowski immediately began the preparations. Significant forces and resources of the Łódź ghetto administration were engaged in the operation. The Judenrat head’s documentation shows him as an able organizer, who personally oversaw the proceedings and held numerous meetings with his subordinate clerks. His actions fit a certain model of activity of representatives of ghetto administration toward the newcomers from the Reich and the Protectorate. Such persons were e.g. separated from the others and placed in the co-called collectives. Rumkowski established a special administrative agency to deal with the newcomers – the Newcomers Section.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 329-347
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish