The Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź

80 rocznica likwidacji Litzmannstadt Getto

The Mayor of Łódź, Hanna Zdanowska, and the Jewish Community of Łódź
are hereby extending their invitation to join them in Łódź on 29 August 2024
for the main commemoratins
the 80th anniversary of the liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Getto

You are invited to the 80th Anniversary of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto Liquidation.

The 29th of August is a symbolic date – in August 1944, the last people living in the closed district were deported from the Łódź Ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau by the German occupiers. Later, the ghetto was liquidated.

Łódź, which before the war was a crucial centre of Jewish culture, science and trade, still commemorates its inhabitants as well as thousands of Jews from nearby towns and many cities in Europe who lost their lives in the city or were transported from Łódź to the death camps.

29 August 2024 | Tuesday - MAIN COMMEMORATIONS

10:30 AMReligious ceremonies and symbolic lighting of candles at the monument to the memory of the Jews of Łódź at the Jewish cemetery in Łódź. PL/ENG, translation into PJM.

Location: Jewish Cemetery | 40 Bracka St.
The commemoration will be broadcast on the Internet on Facebook – fb.com/centrumdialogulodz and youtube.com/centrumdialoguwlodzi


12:00 PMOfficial ceremonies at the Radegast Station (laying flowers and candles). PL/ENG, PJM translation

Location: Museum of Independence Traditions in Łódź – Radegast Station Branch | al. Pamięci Ofiar Litzmannstadt Getto 12
The celebrations will be broadcast on the Internet on Facebook fb.com/centrumdialogulodz and youtube.com/centrumdialoguwlodzi


March of remembrance from the Radegast Station to the Old Market Square. PL/ENG Start: Radegast Station.

Organizers: Archdiocese of Lodz, Cardinal Grzegorz Ryś, Jewish Religious Community in Lodz, Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland, March of the Living.


7.00 PMConcert on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the liquidation of the Litzmannstadt-Ghetto performed by the Choir and Orchestra of the Grand Theatre in Łódź and the Children's Choir of the City of Łódź and the Jewish Choir CLIL. PL/ENG

Tickets can be collected at the Teatr Wielki box office.
Location: Grand Theatre, Dąbrowskiego Square.
Organizers: Grand Theatre in Łódź, Jewish Community in Łódź, Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland.

Other events on that day:

4:00 PMIn the footsteps of Dawid Sierakowiak's "Diary" - walk. Conducted by: Aleksandra Ciach, Centre for Initiatives for the Development of REGIO. PL

Participation is paid, PLN 20 / person, payment on the spot to the organizer.
Start: Church Square, from Zgierska Street.
Organizer: REGIO Center for Development Initiatives

28 August | Wednesday - SURVIVORS’ DAY/ 20th Anniversary of Survivors’ Park in Łódź

10:00 AM – Survivors in the documentary: Marian Turski My Most Important Day Michał Bukojemski [67 min.]. PL/ENG

Location: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.


11:15 AM – Survivors in the documentary: Mietek Wajntraub/Mitchell Winthrop Lessons from Mitch, dir. Klaudia Siczek [10 min.] ENG

Location: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.


11:30 AM – Survivors in the documentary: Tova ben Zvi Tova's World dir. Michał Bukojemski [37 min.]. PL/ENG

Location: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.


12:15 PM – Survivors in the documentary: Leon Weintraub Leon – the boy who survived hell, author: Jacek Tokarczyk, prod. TVP3 Łódź for TVP Historia [13 min.]. PL/ENG

Location: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.


12:30 PM – Survivors in the documentary: Chava Rosenfarb Chava Rosenfarb: That Bubble of Being [50 min.]. PL/ENG

Location: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.


3:00 PM20th anniversary of the Survivors' Park. Walk two. Guided by: Justyna Tomaszewska, Just Łódź tour guide. ENG

Start: parking in front of the Dialogue Center building, 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.
Organizer: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź.


4:00 PM – Ceremony of awarding new trees of remembrance. PL/ENG

Location: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź | Wojska Polskiego Street 83.
Organizer: City of Łódź and Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź.
Description: Since 2004, memorial trees dedicated to people or families who survived the war have been planted in the Survivors' Park. Every year new names are added. They are planted by Survivors, or their descendants, children, sometimes grandchildren, who come from different parts of the world. At the moment, there are already over 660 memorial trees in the Survivors' Park.


5:00 PMOur youth gave us strengtha talk with Marian Turski, a Survivor of the Łódź Ghetto, about youth organisations in the Łódź Ghetto and with Dr Ewa Wiatr from the Filip Friedman Centre for Jewish Research at the University of Łódź. Conducted by: Joanna Podolska, PhD, Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź. PL/ENG

Location: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.
Organizer: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź.


6:30-8:00 PM – Concerts in the park on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Survivors' Park. Performers: Sounds of Memory Robert Stefański clarinet; Trace of presence Katarzyna Jackowska-Enemuo: singing, akordeon.PL

Location: Survivors' Park | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.
Organizer: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź.
Free admission.


8:00 PMDo not despair / Nie rozpaczaj - a concert dedicated to the Survivors of the Łódź Ghetto. Performers: Semer Ensemble: Alan Bern (piano), Sveta Kundish (vocals), Mark Kovnatskiy (violin), Fabian Schnedler (vocals), Martin Lillich (double bass). PL/ENG

Location: Survivors' Park | 83 Wojska Polskiego Street.
Organizer: Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź.
Free admission.


Throughout the day, a stand with books published by the Dialogue Centre and books by the University of Lodz will be available.

 

 

Accompanying events will be held from the 8th-31st of August 2024
Meetings with survivors, exhibitions, walks, concerts, film screenings

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or visit: www.centrumdialogu.com

Hosts of the Commemorations:

Gospodarze uroczystościGmina Wyznaniowa Żydowska w Łodzi

Organizer of the Commemorations:

Główny organizator - Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana

Co-organizer:

WspółorganizatorWspółorganizatorGmina Wyznaniowa Żydowska w ŁodziTeatr Wielki w Łodzi

Co-financed:

Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji KulturyUrząd Miasta Łodzi Projekt wspołfinansowany z środków Miasta Łodzi 

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