From the beginning of the Nazi occupation, the Jews of Lodz Province were subjected to various forms of persecution. The ghetto established in the city of Lodz in Lodz County was the second largest in Nazi-occupied Europe. There were several other ghettos established within the county including one in Sieradz, established in February 1940, where 2,000 Jews were crowded together in an area previously inhabited by a few hundred people. The majority of Jews from Lodz county were transported to Chelmno extermination camp.
Several Boys came from the counties of Pabiance, Pajeczno, Radomsko, Sieradz, Wielun, Zdunska Wola, and Zgierz in the Lodz Province.