41 Vintage Photos of Warsaw, Poland Just Prior to World War 2

The city of Warsaw, capital of Poland, flanks both banks of the Vistula River. A city of 1.3 million inhabitants, Warsaw was the capital of the resurrected Polish state in 1919. Before World War II, the city was a major center of Jewish life and culture in Poland. Warsaw’s prewar Jewish population of more thanContinue reading “41 Vintage Photos of Warsaw, Poland Just Prior to World War 2”

44 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life in the Warsaw Ghetto in the Summer of 1941

On 2 October 1940, Ludwig Fischer, Governor of the Warsaw District in the occupied General Government of Poland, signed the order to officially create a Jewish district (ghetto) in Warsaw. It was to become the largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe. All Jewish people in Warsaw had to relocate to the area of the ghetto byContinue reading “44 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life in the Warsaw Ghetto in the Summer of 1941”