ListMoto - List Of Nazi-era Ghettos

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This article is a partial list of selected Jewish ghettos created by the Nazis for the purpose of isolating, exploiting and finally, eradicating Jewish population (and sometimes Gypsies) on territories they controlled. Most of the prominent ghettos listed here were set up by the Third Reich and its allies in the course of World War II. In total, according to USHMM archives, "The Germans established at least 1,000 ghettos in German-occupied and annexed Poland and the Soviet Union alone." Therefore, the examples are intended only to illustrate their scope across Eastern and Western Europe.[2]


1 In Europe

1.1 German-occupied Poland 1.2 Other occupied countries

2 See also 3 References 4 Bibliography

In Europe[edit] Main article: Ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe Large Nazi ghettos in which Jews were confined existed across the continent. These ghettos were liquidated mostly by Holocaust transports to concentration and extermination camps built by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.[1] German-occupied Poland[edit] Main article: Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Poland Following the 1939 Invasion of Poland, the new ghetto system had been imposed by Nazi Germany roughly between October 1939 and July 1942 in order to confine Poland's Jewish population of 3.5 million for the purpose of persecution, terror, and exploitation.[3] The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest ghetto in all of Nazi occupied Europe, with over 400,000 Jews crammed into an area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), or 7.2 persons per room.[4] The Łódź Ghetto was the second largest, holding about 160,000 inmates.[5] A more complete list of over 270 ghettos with approximate number of prisoners, dates of creation and liquidation, as well as known deportation routes to Extermination camps, is available at Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Poland. Below, selected Nazi German designations, in brackets.

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Baranowicz Ghetto Będzin Ghetto, site of Będzin Ghetto Uprising Białystok Ghetto, site of Białystok Ghetto uprising Brześć (Brest-Litovsk) Ghetto Buczacz Ghetto Częstochowa Ghetto, site of Częstochowa Ghetto uprising Czortków Ghetto Drohobycz Ghetto Grodno Ghetto Izbica Ghetto Kielce Ghetto Kolomyja Ghetto Kraków (Krakau) Ghetto Łachwa Ghetto, site of Łachwa Ghetto uprising Lida Ghetto Łódź (Litzmannstadt) Ghetto Łomża Ghetto Lubartów Ghetto Lublin Ghetto Łuck Ghetto, site of Łuck Ghetto uprising and massacre Lwów (Lemberg) Ghetto, site of Lviv pogroms Marcinkance (Marcinkonys) Ghetto Międzyrzec Podlaski (Mezritsh) Ghetto Mińsk Mazowiecki (Novominsk) Ghetto Mizocz Ghetto Nowogródek Ghetto Nowy Sącz Ghetto (20 Jews assigned to one room) Opatów Ghetto in Opatów Pińsk (Pinsk) Ghetto Piotrków Trybunalski (Petrikau) Ghetto Radom Ghetto Sambor Ghetto, see rescue by Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary Siedlce Ghetto, see the November 1942 massacre at Gęsi Borek Słonim Ghetto, site of Słonim Ghetto uprising Sosnowiec (Sosnowitz) Ghetto, site of Sosnowiec Ghetto uprising Stanisławów (Stanislau) Ghetto, site of Bloody Sunday massacre Stryj Ghetto Tarnopol Ghetto with satellite labour camps Tarnów Ghetto Trochenbrod (Zofiówka) Ghetto Vilna (Wilno, Vilnius) Ghetto, site of Ponary massacre Warsaw (Warschau) Ghetto, site of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Zdzięcioł (Djatlowo) Ghetto, site of Dzyatlava massacre

Other occupied countries[edit]

Baia Mare Ghetto Bistrița Ghetto Budapest Ghetto Bytom (Beuthen) Ghetto Bobruisk Ghetto Borisov Ghetto Berdichev Ghetto Borshchiv Ghetto Cehei Ghetto Czernowitz Ghetto, Romanian-operated Cluj (Kolozsvár) Ghetto Daugavpils (Dvinsk) Ghetto Dej Ghetto Gomel Ghetto Karlovac Ghetto, Croatia Kovno (Kaunas) Ghetto Liepāja Ghetto Minsk Ghetto Mogilev Ghetto Monastir Ghetto, Bulgarian-operated Olyka Ghetto, Ukraine Oradea Ghetto Polotsk Ghetto Pruzhany Ghetto Reghin Ghetto Riga Ghetto Salonika Ghetto Satu Mare Ghetto Sfântu Gheorghe Ghetto Šiauliai Ghetto, Lithuania Sighet Ghetto Slutsk Ghetto Smolensk Ghetto Švenčionys Ghetto Theresienstadt Ghetto (concentration camp, sometimes referred to as a ghetto) Vitebsk Ghetto Zagreb Ghetto, Ustaše-operated Zhitomir Ghetto

See also[edit]

Outside Europe: Shanghai Ghetto (1942/43 - 1945, by the Japanese Administration; no transfers to German concentrationcamps)[6]


^ a b The Ghettos. Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority ^ Types of Ghettos. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. ^ The statistical data compiled on the basis of "Glossary of 2,077 Jewish towns in Poland" Archived 2016-02-08 at the Wayback Machine. by Virtual Shtetl Museum of the History of the Polish Jews  (in English), as well as "Getta Żydowskie," by Gedeon,  (in Polish) and "Ghetto List" by Michael Peters at www.deathcamps.org/occupation/ghettolist.htm  (in English). Accessed June 21, 2011. ^ Warsaw Ghetto, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Washington, D.C. ^ Ghettos, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ^ Shanghai Jewish History Archived 2010-05-29 at the Wayback Machine., Proclamation Concerning Restriction of Residence and Business of Stateless Refugees. (Shanghai Jewish Center)


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