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    A Jew in a Ghetto, Poland, 1940

    • Biddy Craft

      A Jewish man in the Nazi made Warsaw Ghetto. The Nazi sectioned off with walls a small part of Warsaw and herded thousand of Jews inside. There thousands died of disease and starvation. The rest were transported to the death camps., Poland, 1940. Biddy Craft

    • Frank Camp

      A Jew in a Ghetto, Poland, 1940 TENS OF THOUSANDS STARVED TO DEATH during the NAZI blockade.

    • Christine Ellis

      A Jew in a Ghetto, Poland, 1940. Oh how lucky we are. Count your blessings everday!

    • Gwendolyn Scott

      A Jew in a Ghetto, Poland, 1940 Never forget.

    • Levanah Ruthschild

      1940 - a jewish man in a polish ghetto.

    • Ivonne Lucero

      A Jew in a Ghetto, Poland, 1940 ... :(

    • Suzy Dowling

      A Jewish man in a Ghetto, Poland, 1940

    • Elizabeth Melgoza

      A Jewish man in a ghetto 1940 Poland

    • History Girl

      A Jew in a Poland Ghetto, 1940

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