29th of August 2016 marks the 72nd anniversary of the liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. The program includes, among others, meetings with survivors of the ghetto.
The program of the celebrations includes, among others, exhibitions, archival television shows and premiere of the film “Dziennik Sierakowia” directed by Michał Bukojemski. – As every year, on August 29th we’ll start at the Jewish cemetery, then proceed to Radegast station. There will also be an opportunity to meet with survivors of the Łódź Ghetto. Additionally, we have planned a series of accompanying events, which will commence on August 27th already – says Joanna Podolska, director of the Marek Edelman center for dialogue in Łódź.
The Ghetto in Łódź was established by the Germans on the 8th of February 1940 under Nazi occupation. It was one of the longest running ghettos with over 200,000, mainly Jewish people, passing through. Residents of the Ghetto came from Łódź and surrounding areas but also from further afield such as Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. Most of them were deported and killed in concentration camps.
The 72nd anniversary celebrations of the liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto will run until 31st of August.
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