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7 Sep 1939

  • The city of Łódź, Poland was captured by the German 8th Army after the Łódź Army failed to halt their advance. ww2dbase [Invasion of Poland | Łódź | AC]
9 Sep 1939

Photo(s) dated 9 Sep 1939
Maximilian von Weichs inspecting troops during a victory parade, Łódź, Poland, 9 Sep 1939
2 Nov 1939

30 Apr 1940

28 Nov 1940

  • German Reserve Police Battalion 101 was deployed to the Łódź ghetto and was given orders to shoot anyone who came too close to the fence. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
23 Oct 1941

1 Dec 1942

  • Germany established the Camp for the custody of Polish youth in Łódź (Polen-Jugendverwahrlager Litzmannstadt), Poland. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
4 Mar 1944

6 May 1944

  • Younger workers in the Łódź ghetto in Poland began a hunger strike in protest of the watery soup that made up the bulk of their daily food intake. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
6 Aug 1944

  • Łódź, the last Jewish ghetto in Poland, was liquidated; its 60,000 residences were sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. 27,000 prisoners of various concentration camps east of the Vistula River in Poland were transferred to camps to the west. The evacuation of Kaiserwald Concentration Camp outside of Riga, Latvia began. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Łódź | CPC]
5 Sep 1944

  • Jewish ghettos at Łódź, Poland were evacuated by German authorities. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
18 Jan 1945

19 Jan 1945

  • Red Army captured Kraków and Łódź, Poland and entered Ostpreußen (East Prussia), Germany from the south. ww2dbase [Vistula-Oder Offensive | Łódź | TH]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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