The Lódz ghetto was formed in February 1940 and sealed off in May. Behind the barbed wire, 163,623 Jews lived in an area of 3.8 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) on December 1, 1941.
Photo credit: Meczenstwo Walka, Zaglada Aydów w Polsce 1939-1945. Poland. No. 79.
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