Warschau: Druck D. Mil. Kart. Inst. 1941. First edition. Softcover. A 28 3/4 x 30 1/2" large rolled up color map of Warsaw published by the Nazis in occupied Poland, showing the Jewish ghetto* (outlined in pink) with the footbridge (outlined in orange) constructed over ul. Chłodna to connect the large and small Ghettos.
This map indicates as well the new German names of streets and squares:
Adolf-Hitler-Platz (h 9), formerly known as the Pilsudski-Platz; Theaterstrasse (h 9), formerly known as Focha (in honor of Ferdinand Foch, the French Supreme Allied Commander during WWI); Litzmannstadtstrasse (d 10-11), formerly known as Wolska, etc..
There are vey few tiny holes on the map (not affecting lettering). Sporadic water-staining on verso of map, slightly affecting the Index. Title and captions in German. Map in overall good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #45609
* The Warsaw Jewish Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II. It was established by the German authorities in November 1940; within the new General Government territory of German-occupied Poland. There were over 400,000 Jews imprisoned there, at an area of 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2), with an average of 9.2 persons per room, barely subsisting on meager food rations. From the Warsaw Ghetto, Jews were deported to Nazi concentration camps and mass-killing centers. In the summer of 1942 at least 254,000 Ghetto residents were sent to the Treblinka extermination camp during Großaktion Warschau under the guise of "resettlement in the East" over the course of the summer. The ghetto was demolished by the Germans in May 1943 after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprisings which had temporarily halted the deportations. The total death toll among the Jewish inhabitants of the Ghetto is estimated to be at least 300,000 killed by bullet or gas, combined with 92,000 victims of rampant hunger and hunger-related diseases, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the casualties of the final destruction of the Ghetto. (For more information, see: Israel Gutman's "Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising," 1998).