Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

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Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by Marcus » 23 Jan 2011 18:58

The below photos are from the Bundesarchiv and are described as a Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto in December 1940, does anyone have any information about this operation?

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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by Brumbar » 23 Jan 2011 19:53

The Lublin Ghetto didn't formally get established until the end of March 1941, however there were expulsions of Jews from the city prior to that. Perhaps this operation relates to those since the photos appear to be dated December 1940.

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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by wm » 23 Feb 2016 01:38

The photos were published in the December 1940 issue of Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung.

The story: a Jew questioned for some trivial reason inadvertently divulges a useful information. A special Police unit springs to action and uncovers a group of hoarders deep below the Ghetto.
The title is: 25m unter dem Ghetto.

The careless suspect:
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The British plutocracy on the wall of the police station:
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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by Boby » 23 Feb 2016 10:14

From where is the quote taken from? I see it searching in Google in four publications.

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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by michael mills » 23 Feb 2016 11:57

It refers to British measures during the Boer War to suppress the Boer guerrillas by destroying the farms that supplied them.

The raid shown in the photographs is described in the 1960 East German publication "Faschismus - Getto - Massenmord". There it is presented as a staged event, where Jewish hoarders are allegedly captured in a cellar full of potatoes!

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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by wm » 23 Feb 2016 12:29

not quite full, but there was some:
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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by Poot » 23 Feb 2016 17:31

michael mills wrote:There it is presented as a staged event
The thought that occurred to me as I viewed these photos was why did the Ordnungspolizei not carry rifles or sub-guns on an operation like this? I guess that might be explained by the assertion that this was staged.

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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by wm » 23 Feb 2016 19:25

The had their personal weapons, for potato "crimes" they were sufficient.
The dead give away it wasn't a live event is the the perfect, professional lighting, with no shadows visible anywhere. It is obvious powerful floodlights were used.

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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by wm » 25 Feb 2016 22:47

More photos from the same issue of Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung and from the same Ghetto:
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Re: Polizei operation in the Lublin Ghetto December 1940

Post by huddyhuddy » 27 Oct 2019 20:19

Hello,

I am looking for an original print by the "Berliner illustrierte Zeitung from December 5th 1940 with images form the 1940 Lublin ghetto...
It's the one with the images mentioned here above.

Thanks.

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