The Warsaw Ghetto was established on October 16, 1940 due to the increased population of Jewish refugees that had coagulated in the city center after fleeing the Polish-German front.  The Ghetto was the largest in Poland and the source of many infamous stories.   The over 400,000 Jews imprisoned there were crammed into a rough average of 7 people per room.  The Ghetto was liquidated in Summer 1942 and residents were deported to Treblinka extermination camp under the guise of “resettlement.”