Photos: Segregation of the JewsClick on a thumbnail image to view the full photograph.
In Warsaw, a street sign states, "Jews are forbidden to walk on this side of the street." Jews carried whatever personal belongings they could as they left in mass deportations from Plonsk, a town 50 miles northwest of Warsaw, Poland. On November 14, 1939, the President of Lódz decreed that all Jews must wear arm bands or badges with a Jewish star. Seller of Jewish arm bands on the streets of Warsaw, 1940. Stores owned by Jews had to be marked with a Star of David, another part of the increasing segregation of Jews. In Cracow, Poland, as decreed on March 1, 1940, Jews could only ride in certain areas of the streetcar. The sign indicates which section was for Jews (FÜR JUDEN) and which was for non-Jews (FÜR NICHT JUDEN). A sign states that Jews may not enter parks or the Market Square in Cracow, Poland. April 29, 1940. This picture captures the essence of how many non-Jewish Europeans and Jews related to one another during the rise of Nazism. Return to Other Archival Photographs
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