Mordechai Rumkowski, head of the Judenrat in Lodz, Poland, speaking to a crowd in the Lodz ghetto on 15 June 1940. Rumkowski advocated a "salvation through work" policy, in which as many Jews as possible would work in German industries and thus ensure their survival. At the end of July 1944, the remaining 65,000 Jews in the ghetto were deported to the Auschwitz and Chelmno death camps.
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