An official visit of Heinrich Himmler in the Lodz Ghetto

An official visit of Heinrich Himmler in the Łódź Ghetto, Thursday, 5 June 1941. The grey-haired man is Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski. He was the “leader” of the Jewish community in the Lodz Ghetto (Litzmannstadt). There were a number of manufacturing enterprises in the ghetto. The German Wehrmacht had orders filled for uniform pieces and other things made by Jewish laborers. Himmler paid a brief visit to the ghetto in connection with the production taking place there. Visible also Himmler’s Chief Adjudant Karl Wolff; the man with his face peeking over the shoulder of the Political officer at the far left of the frame is Ghetto Administrator, Hans Biebow; and the man next to the driver could be Dr. Wilhelm Albert.

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