First Ghettopost Issue

Generalgouvernement

During WWII, the Jews housed in the Łódź/Litzmannstadt ghetto formed their own postal service within the ghetto.  In 1944, the Łódź 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 stamps feature Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, the Polish Jew selected by the Germans to head the Jewish administration within the ghetto.