Impoverished Jews 5

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Title

Impoverished Jews 5

Description

Many Łódź workers lost their jobs during the First World War. The material conditions in which the city's residents lived were dire. Food staples—such as bread, flour, potatoes and milk—were scarce. Prices had flown through the ceiling. The city's hungry set out for the countryside in neighboring districts in search of food. In this photograph, we see a group of shabbily dressed men pulling a cart laden with sacks of agricultural goods. A drably clothed woman follows close behind.

Source

The State Archives in Łódź

Date

1918

Identifier

PL_39_607_A-134a_81 III

Tag

poverty; everyday life

Collection

Citation

“Impoverished Jews 5,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed May 30, 2024, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/2016.