04-01-2011, 11:45 PM
Thanks indeed and gratitude for your continued interest and valued input.
04-01-2011 11:45 PM
04-03-2011, 09:26 PM
Many collectors are of the oft-mistaken belief that the items in their collections were not the result of slave-labor or the camp-system. To the contrary, a great portion was. These pics are from the Lodz ghetto:
04-03-2011, 09:30 PM
Most will recognize all sorts of Wehrmacht uniform parts and insignia in these pics.
A sobering testament indeed.
04-03-2011, 09:35 PM
Donnerwetter and Bravo! Very interesting and, of course, pretty sickening images, but nothing we did not already know. My point: you cannot take politics out of these things, and the point of UM was Nazi ideology as applied to the textile trade in the years 1933-1939. The first goal was to drive Jews out of the textile trade in Berlin, and these images in the case of the Lodz ghetto was the rendering of subject populations an instrument of total war and a kind of homicidal political economy of a distinct kind. No riddle to it at all. I have cited the works on the SS economics system ad length, though these images are for Wehrmacht uniforms, surely. Thanks for your fine research and addition to our little colloquium.
Where did you find these images? Are they in the color series on Lodz/Litzmannstadt as had on the Life website in Google?
Thanks for the very enlightening additional Bildmaterial.
04-03-2011, 11:13 PM
F-B, they are part of a collection of 300 photos taken (in color) by a German officer at the Lodz Ghetto. They are available at the Yad Vashem website. Should be mandatory viewing for all.
04-03-2011, 11:27 PM
Thanks so much, indeed. Much merit to having this material amid the other items here as regards the totality of the subject at hand. Thanks.
04-04-2011, 12:05 AM
Thank you for posting the exhibition images and the link. The images represent not only an illuminating view of the contemporary high regard for uniforms and accoutrements but also a testament to the web's extraordinary ability to constantly offer up information.
04-04-2011, 02:48 AM
04-04-2011, 11:48 AM
Some images of the workshops themselves.
04-04-2011, 12:10 PM
These two images are of particular interest. The machinists seem to be sewing together tropical Fliegermutzen and on the completed product table we see them on show but only one seems to have an eagle attached no doubt due to the limited quantities of this type eagle being available at the time.
We know that tropical Fliegermutzen were made in the Warsaw Ghetto because of examples like this one shown which has the Transferstelle mark on the lining but now we know they were also made in Lodz.