The Lodz ghetto was the second largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe. It was also one of the closest to Germany itself, being situated in western Polish territory that was annexed to Germany, the Wartegau. This may be the reason that it was a preferred location by German photographers working for the German Army's propaganda units. These units were under orders to document the Jews in order to supply anti-Jewish propaganda material in Germany.
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Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.