In November 1940, the Warsaw ghetto was established, and some 380,000 Warsaw Jews were incarcerated there. In February 1941, the Jews of neighboring Gora Kalwaria were forced to move to the ghetto. Unlike the Jews of Warsaw, who moved to the ghetto from within the city itself, the Jews of Gora Kalwaria arrived at the ghetto after a journey of dozens of kilometers, and could take very little with them. When they got to the ghetto, living accommodation was already fully occupied. They also had trouble organizing food and jobs in the ghetto. In the first year of the ghetto's existence, tens of thousands of inhabitants perished, from cold, disease and starvation. Among them were hundreds of Gora Kalwaria Jews.
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