“Food Provision in the Camp Is Purportedly Excellent…” What the Łódź Ghetto Residents Knew About the Chełmno nad Nerem  Death Centre Cover Image
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„Zaprowiantowanie obozu jest podobno wzorowe…” Wiedza więźniów getta łódzkiego na temat ośrodka zagłady w Chełmnie nad Nerem
“Food Provision in the Camp Is Purportedly Excellent…” What the Łódź Ghetto Residents Knew About the Chełmno nad Nerem Death Centre

Author(s): Adam Sitarek
Subject(s): WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Fascism, Nazism and WW II, History of the Holocaust, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: Łódź ghetto; Chełmno nad Nerem; Chełmno nad Nerem death centre; Łódź; Grabów;

Summary/Abstract: Information about the extermination conducted in the Chełmno nad Nerem death center reached the Łódź ghetto in the spring of 1942. An important link in the information transmission chain was Grabów, reached by the first escapees from Chełmno. Rabbi Jakub Szulman played a large role as he started sending letters with information about the crime obtained from the escapees. The letters he wrote reached Łódź together with people resettled from the provincial ghettos of Wartheland, from whom the Łódź ghetto residents heard a confirmation of the information about the purpose of the Chełmno nad Nerem center. The information flow was also affected by the information blockade campaign conducted by the Germans followed by a misinformation campaign regarding the actual lot of the people deported to Chełmno.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 325-341
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish