Photograph : paper : Pencil : Black, White ; Ht: 6,9 cm x W: 10 cm
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March 17, 1942
B&w photograph with a white border. An outdoor scene, in which a group of people are being foced into a Jewish ghetto in Lublin. In the background, there are buildings that lead towards the camp. There are six German officers forcing the line of people to move forward. There are numerous bags and belongings thrown on the ground. Narrative: After the invasion of Poland in 1939, Lublin was taken over by the Germans. During this German occupation, the city's population was a targeted, especially those that were Jewish inhabitants. It is known that the Nazis planned to turn Lublin into a new Germanized city by increasing its German population to approximately 25%. Lublin's Jewish population was forced into a ghetto. The majority of the 26,000 people living in the ghetto was deported to the Be??ec extermination camp between March 17, 1942 and April 11, 1942. The remainder were moved to Majdanek, a concentration camp located on the outskirts of the city.