<p>Jewish women at forced labor in a sewing workshop in the <a href="/narrative/2152/en">Lodz</a> ghetto. Lodz, Poland, between 1940 and 1944.</p>



The city of Lodz is located about 75 miles southwest of Warsaw, Poland. The Jews of Lodz formed the second largest Jewish community in prewar Poland, after Warsaw. German troops occupied Lodz one week after Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. 

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