EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 ANTI-JEWISH ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE GERMAN COMMANDER OF CZECHOSTOWA IN THE GENERALGOUVERNEMENT

BEKANNTMACHUNG BETR. BEHERBERGUNG VON GEFLÜCHTETEN JUDEN

(ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ACCOMODATION OF ESCAPED JEWS)

IN 1942 THE JEWISH GHETTO IN THIS CITY IN OCCUPIED POLAND WAS SEALED OFF AND THE JEWS WERE SENT TO TREBLINKA CONCENTRATION CAMP!

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the original document has minor tears along the edges and was folded a few times which caused some small cracks but once framed behind glass it will make a display item of historic significance

the announcement was released on September 24, 1942 at a time when the ghetto in Tschenstochau (the Polish name was Czestochowa) was already sealed off and the Jews were to be deported to Treblinka concentration camp. This public announcement was a warning to the non-Jewish population not to hide or support any Jews and delay the scheduled clearing of the Jewish ghetto. Below is a close-up view of the Polish part of this rare poster

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EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 ANTI-JEWISH ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE GERMAN COMMANDER OF CZECHOSTOWA IN THE GENERALGOUVERNEMENT

BEKANNTMACHUNG BETR. BEHERBERGUNG VON GEFLÜCHTETEN JUDEN

(ANNOUNCEMENT RE: ACCOMODATION OF ESCAPED JEWS)

IN 1942 THE JEWISH GHETTO IN THIS CITY IN OCCUPIED POLAND WAS SEALED OFF AND THE JEWS WERE SENT TO TREBLINKA CONCENTRATION CAMP!

Czestochowa is a town in the Lublin area that was occupied by the Germans on September 3, 1939. At that time approximately 28-30,000 Jews lived in the town (total population: 130-140,000). On April 19, 1941 a Jewish ghetto was established in the poorer quarter of the town. By June 1942 the ghetto’s population had increased to around 40-50,000 because about 15,000 Jews from the surrounding area had been moved into the ghetto. The ghetto was an intermediate station on the way to Treblinka. The ghetto clearing took place between September 22, 1942 and October 8, 1942.

On Garibaldi Street some houses were prepared as storage rooms in which the Jewish property was stored after the deportation. All entrances to the cellars were painted white so that the Germans could quickly find hidden Jews. To prevent any delays by the non-Jewish population who might help Jews to escape the German commander, Stadthauptmann Dr. Franke pub-lished this poster in German and Polish language and had it displayed in the town, two days after the deportations had started. There is no doubt that only very few of these posters have survived; first because after the ghetto was cleared these posters were obsolete and discarded and secondly, after the Germans had to retreat in April 1945 the Polish people did not want any-thing on display that would remind of the German occupation!

Below are close-up pictures of the German part of this poster and the English translation.

"Re: Accomodation Of Escaped Jews"

"There is reason for the following advice: according to the 3rd decree about residence restrictions in the Generalgouvernement, dated October 15, 1941 (VO.BI.GG.S.595) Jews who are leaving their residential district are subject to death penalty.

According to the same decree those persons who knowingly provide shelter for such Jews, feed them or sell food to them are also subject to death penalty.

Therefore the non-Jewish residents are urgently warned: (see below)

1) to provide shelter for Jews.

2) to feed Jews.

3) to sell food to Jews."

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BEKANNTMACHUNG BETR. BEHERBERGUNG VON GEFLÜCHTETEN JUDEN

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