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Destruction of the Lodz Ghetto

German soldiers guard Lodz ghetto Jews who are boarding a deportation train to Auschwitz, during the destruction of the ghetto in the summer of 1944.

German soldiers guard Lodz ghetto Jews who are boarding a deportation train to Auschwitz, during the destruction of the ghetto in the summer of 1944. —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yad Vashem Photo Archives

August 9, 1944

From August 9–August 28, SS and police units liquidate the Lodz ghetto and deport more than 60,000 Jews and an undetermined number of Roma (Gypsies) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center.