The Gestapo establish a Judenrat, or Jewish Council, to carry out Nazi orders in Przemysl’s Jewish community. The Judenrat includes doctors, lawyers, rabbis and business leaders.
JULY 14, 1942
The Nazis establish a sealed ghetto in Przemysl, ordering the city’s 22,000 to 24,000 Jews to move within its boundaries by the following day. Only members of the Judenrat and their families are allowed to temporarily remain in homes outside the ghetto. Anyone assisting or giving shelter to Jews is threatened with execution.
JULY 20, 1942
German authorities demand 1.3 million zloty (roughly $250,000 in 1942 currency) from the residents of the Przemysl ghetto to guarantee “peace and quiet.”