Photograph : paper : Ink : Black, White ; Ht: 6,9 cm x W: 9,9 cm
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March 17, 1942-April 11, 1942
B&w photograph with a white border. An outdoor scene, in which a Jewish woman is being loaded into a cattle car, followed by her husband. A long line of people are waiting to make their way into the vehicle. There are two German officers taunting and poking a Jewish woman, while she is in line. A man in a trench coat is an onlooker. 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.