Blitzkrieg in Poland
September 1, 1939 - Hitler, having signed a non-aggression pact with Stalin, attacks and overwhelms Poland; on September 17th, Stalin invades and occupies the eastern half of the country.
Felicia Fuksman: September 1, 1939, and War Against the Jews
Siggy Boraks: We Never Believed in Our Dreams
Shep Zitler: Surrounded by the Germans
September 15, 1939 - Jeannine Burk is born in Brussels, Belgium.
September 21, 1939 - Heydrich issues memorandum detailing plans for “the final solution.”
September 27, 1939 - Poland surrenders to Germany and is removed from map of Europe.
Shep Zitler: Germans Couldn’t Tell I’m Jewish
November 16, 1939 - The Nazis torch the synagogues in Lodz, Poland.
Anne Levy: Burning of Synagogue
Felicia Fuksman: Dehumanization of Jews
Autumn of 1939 - The Jews of Lodz are ordered to wear the Star of David patch.
Anne Levy: Star of David
Siggy Boraks: Expelled from Family Apartment
Martin Wasserman: Grabbed off Street
February 1940 – The Jews of Lodz are ordered to the ghetto.
Anne Levy: Expelled from Family Apartment
Felicia Fuksman: Lodz Ghetto
Felicia Fuksman: a Friend Named Bronia