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Jewish New Year’s Card sent from the Lodz Ghetto in 1940

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FLASHBACK: Jewish New Year’s Card sent from the Lodz Ghetto in 1940.

The message on the card reads: “May you be inscribed for a good year.

On September 8, 1939, the Germans occupied Lodz and renamed the city Litzmannstadt (after the German general Karl Litzmann, who had conquered it in World War I); most of the German documents concerning the Lodz Ghetto refer to it as the “Litzmannstadt Ghetto.” No more than 7,000 Jews from a population of 223,000 Jews on the eve of World War II survived the horror.