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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
October
October 1941, Jews at prayer during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (The Feast of the Tabernacles), in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland

October 1941

Jews at prayer during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (The Feast of the Tabernacles), in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland

Religious activity in the ghetto was vibrant and overt during the ghetto’s first two years, despite various restrictions imposed by the Germans. Makeshift synagogues were heavily attended, especially on festivals. When the deportations began in 1942, the situation changed. Nevertheless, some Jews continued to practice their faith surreptitiously at great risk, as many religious practices were categorically forbidden by the Nazis. More about Lodz...

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