German Stamps / Deutsche Briefmarken
 

Lodz/Litzmannstadt Ghettopost

During WWII, the Jews housed in the Lodz/Litzmannstadt ghetto formed their own postal service within the ghetto. In 1944, the Lodz ghetto became the only ghetto to publish its own postage stamps.


The first set was issued on 9 March 1944, in 5- and 10-Pfennig values. The second set, also from March 1944, was issued in 5-, 10-, and 20-Pfennig values.


Both sets feature Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, the Polish Jew selected by the Germans to head the Jewish administration within the ghetto.