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Lodz, Poland, A shipment of straw for a workshop in the ghetto.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

There were three straw workshops in the ghetto: an upholstery workshop, a brush workshop, and a shoe workshop.
In the show workshop, straw soles were manufactured for the Wehrmacht soldiers on the Russian front. Straw soles manufactured in the ghetto, along with a tar layer, were used against the cold weather. These shoe soles were stiff, and were therefore used by soldiers whose assignments did not require much walking, such as guards.

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  • Title: Lodz, Poland, A shipment of straw for a workshop in the ghetto.
  • Location: Lodz,Poland
  • Subject Keywords: Ghettos , Forced labor , Carts , Workshops
  • Origin: Yerachmiel Stashevski
  • Name of submitter: Michal Unger
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Archival signature: 4229/40

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