The Brzenziny town synagogue which was destroyed by the Nazis during the war. Located near Lodz, the town of Brzeziny had a Jewish majority - 6,850 of 13,000 inhabitants as late as 1939. During the Nazi occupation a ghetto was established (Feb. 1940) which held nearly 6,000 people and was liquidated on 19 - 20 May 1942. Elderly Jews were sent to Chelmno and the rest to the Lodz ghetto.
Lodz, Poland, A child in traditional clothes. Belongs to collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive Additional Information: It may be that part of the collection was photographed by a German in the Polish Ghettos, and the pictures were developed in Germany.