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Initial Persecution of Polish Jews

In the aftermath of the occupation and partition of Poland the political infrastructures in Poland collapsed and chaos reigned. Hundreds of thousands left their homes, including many Jews who managed to flee eastward into Soviet territory. In the wake of German occupation, Polish Jewry was subjected to vicious acts of humiliation, violent physical attacks and even murder. Due to the absence of a clear and directed Nazi policy, these attacks were arbitrary, but their vast number stripped the Jews of all personal security and made them feel uncertain about their future.

Total Sources (by media type):

Diaries and Letters 3
Documents 6
Lexicon Entries 1
Photographs 36
Research 2
Testimonies 2
   
Total Sources 50