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Newsgroups: alt.revisionism,soc.history
Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Jews deported to the Lodz ghetto 
Summary: Accounts of the deportation of the Jews in Germany & 
         Czechoslovakia to Lodz ghetto
Followup-To: alt.revisionism
Organization: The Nizkor Project

Archive/File: places/germany/deportations/deport.006
Last-Modified: 1994/12/10

   "In the autumn of 1941 the Germans dedcided to make use of the Lodz
   ghetto for the old and sick, and other 'unwanted' Jews, from the
   cities of western Europe. Suddenly, with ruthless efficiency,
   railway timetables were prepared and trains made ready: and from
   Berlin and Prague, from Luxembourg, from Frankfurt and Vienna, more
   than 20,000 Jews were forced out of their homes, taken to the
   railway stations and deported to the east.

   "Even before their deportation, the Jews of these towns had been
   harried and restricted. In Frankfurt, a city whose Jewish community
   dated back a thousand years, they had been obliged, during 1941, to
   wear a yellow Star of David on their coats, with the word "JEW" in
   the centre. One witness of their plight was a United States
   citizen, Edwin Van D'Elden, secretary of the American Chamber of
   Commerce in Frankfurt, who had remained in the city until being
   deported in May 1942. [He describes persecution of the Jews of
   Frankfurt] At the same time, Jews had been forced to leave their
   homes in the city and move into buildings occupied entirely by
   Jews: most of the uprooted families were allowed only one room. No
   taxi or tram was allowed to take a Jewish passenger and railway
   travel out of Frankfurt was strictly forbidden." (Gilbert, 81)

                           Work Cited

   Gilbert, Martin. Final Journey: The Fate of the Jews in Nazi
   Germany. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979

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