7 Sep 1939

Poland
  • The city of Łódź, Poland was captured by the German 8th Army after the Łódź Army failed to halt their advance. ww2dbase [Invasion of Poland | Łódź | AC]
9 Sep 1939

Photo(s) dated 9 Sep 1939
Maximilian von Weichs inspecting troops during a victory parade, Łódź, Poland, 9 Sep 1939
2 Nov 1939

Poland
30 Apr 1940

Poland
28 Nov 1940

Poland
  • German Reserve Police Battalion 101 was deployed to the Łódź ghetto and was given orders to shoot anyone who came too close to the fence. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
23 Oct 1941

Poland
1 Dec 1942

Poland
  • Germany established the Camp for the custody of Polish youth in Łódź (Polen-Jugendverwahrlager Litzmannstadt), Poland. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
4 Mar 1944

Poland
6 May 1944

Poland
  • Younger workers in the Łódź ghetto in Poland began a hunger strike in protest of the watery soup that made up the bulk of their daily food intake. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
6 Aug 1944

Poland
  • Łódź, the last Jewish ghetto in Poland, was liquidated; its 60,000 residences were sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. 27,000 prisoners of various concentration camps east of the Vistula River in Poland were transferred to camps to the west. The evacuation of Kaiserwald Concentration Camp outside of Riga, Latvia began. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Łódź | CPC]
5 Sep 1944

Poland
  • Jewish ghettos at Łódź, Poland were evacuated by German authorities. ww2dbase [Łódź | CPC]
18 Jan 1945

Poland
19 Jan 1945

Poland
  • Red Army captured Kraków and Łódź, Poland and entered Ostpreußen (East Prussia), Germany from the south. ww2dbase [Vistula-Oder Offensive | Łódź | TH]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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