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                  the exhibition „litzmannstadt ghetto. traces” is a part of the commemo-
                  ration of the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Western
                  europe to the Łódź ghetto. the commemoration events are organised by
                  the  marek  edelman  dialogue  center  and  will  take  place  in  Łódź  in  late
                  october 2016. the exhibition consists of two parts. the first part – „Jews
                  from  the  reich  and  protectorate  in  Łódź  ghetto  (1941–1944)”  tells  the
                  story of 20,000 Jewish residents of several large european cities, including
                  Vienna, prague, Berlin, luxembourg, resettled to litzmannstadt (as Łódź
                  was called at that time) by the germans in the autumn of 1941. many of
                  them lost their lives in the ghetto and were buried at the Jewish cemetery;
                  several thousand were murdered in kulmhof am ner (chełmno nad nerem),
                  auschwitz-Birkenau  and  other  concentration  camps,  to  which  they  were
                  deported from Łódź. only a few survived the war. the exhibition recalls
                  subsequent stages of nazi repressions against the Jews in europe before
                  the outbreak of World War ii and the essential facts from the period prior
                  to deportations from the reich and protectorate. it shows how european
                  Jews were received, under what conditions they were to live in the ghetto
                  and what their eventual fate was.
                  the second part of the exhibition – „»We are the eternal trees...« 10 stories
                  from the Łódź ghetto” – is a subsequent part of the „trees of remembrance”
                  project. it presents biographies of ten survivors of the holocaust, whose tre-
                  es are planted in the Survivors’ park.  their post-war fates provide evidence
                  that despite their tragic experiences and the deaths of their close relatives
                  they  managed  to  overcome  the  trauma  and  created  beautiful  and  good
                  lives. the exhibition features Jadwiga and arnold mostowicz and Juta and
                  zvi Bergman – married couples whose love began in the time of the Shoah.
                  others, like lolek and rachela grynfeld, were united by mutual post-war
                  experiences. there are also the stories of Bronisława rotsztatówna, a violin
                  player who became a concertmaster of the Łódź philharmonic hall after the
                  war, a singer tova Ben-zvi, doctor Salomea kape and roman kent, a busi-
                  nessman and social activist.
                  the exhibition „litzmannstadt ghetto. traces”  has been financed by the
                  ministry of culture and national heritage.

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