<p>"Gypsy camp" area in the <a href="/narrative/2152/en">Lodz</a> ghetto. <a href="/narrative/4500/en">Roma</a> (Gypsies) were confined in a segregated block of buildings. Poland, 1941–44.</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.