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The Jewish Ghetto
Łódź, Poland


   
           

 Łódź (Litzmannstadt) Jewish Ghetto

During most of the Łódź ghetto's existence, outgoing correspondence was severely limited or forbidden, except for mail sent by the Jewish Council itself, originating from the office of Mordecai Chaim Rumkowski, the Nazis' designated leader, or Elder.

An October 18, 1941, envelope from Rumkowski's office to the Association of Jews in Germany, the organization chaired by Rabbi Leo Baeck at Berlin. A May 1, 1941, money order receipt and an October 6, 1942, card acknowledging receipt of money from Prague for a ghetto resident.

A 3-pfenning stamp paid printed matter rate postage on the receipt card.  next >>

 

 

Courtesy of The Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation. Ex-Ken Lawrence exhibit.


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