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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
November
November 1938, German Jews of Polish origin who have been deported by the Germans to the border town of Zbaszyn, Poland


November 1938

German Jews of Polish origin who have been deported by the Germans to the border town of Zbaszyn, Poland

On October 27, 1938 the Germans began arresting Jews with Polish citizenship who had been living in Germany and began deporting them to Poland. The Polish authorities placed the Jews in the border town of Zbaszyn and forbade them from leaving in the hope that the large number of Jews near the border would pressure the Germans into beginning negotiations to allow them back into Germany. The negotiations ended in January 1939- some Jews had already been taken in by friends and family in Poland, while other deportees were permitted to return to Germany to organize their affairs, and then return to Poland. For more about Zbaszyn, click here.

Yad Vashem Photo Archives FA 159 A27