Pictures could make Henryk Ross buried them in the ground for security purposes.
When the soldiers came to the ghetto of the Polish city of Lodz, out of more than 200 thousand Jews there were only 877.
One of them was a photographer Henryk Ross. Pictures of ghetto life, which he did and buried it in the ghetto until the end of July will be on display at the Boston Museum of art. Among the inhabitants of the ghetto was Henryk Ross and his wife Stefania.
Before the war, Ross worked as a photographer in the Polish Newspapers. After moving to the ghetto was appointed photographer at the Department of statistics: he had to take portraits for identity cards of the Jews and take pictures with the factory workers: these photos are then used in propaganda.
Parallel Ross secretly documented life in the ghetto: starvation, destruction, sending to the death camps.
The German army occupied Lodz one week after the outbreak of the Second world war in September 1939. Here was created and is surrounded by barbed wire, the ghetto, the elder of which was a 62-year-old Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski. In the early 1940s in the ghetto were moved all the Polish Jews who were in the city.
It became the second largest in Poland after Warsaw, all through it passed more than 200 thousand Polish Jews. Rumkowski used the strategy of “work to survive”: the inhabitants of the ghetto became labor force for factories and workshops producing goods for the German market.
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