Our visit to Lodz was extra special because one of the fellows of our program had a grandparent who lived in the Ghetto (and survived the war, although many members of his family did not). We were able to go to the apartment building to see where his family lived, which was very special for her and for us to get to share it with her.
|Dog in the Jewish Cemetery in Lodz
|Graves buried under the leaves at the Jewish cemetery in Lodz
|Jewish cemetery in Lodz
|Ghetto field. During the Occupation, Jews were not allowed regular headstones and had to only use small markers. Israeli troops have gone back and redone all of these so each person now has a proper marker.
|Ghetto field and wild flowers
|Trains used to deport people from Lodz to various concentration and death camps and transport people into Lodz from other cities. These cars are reproductions.
|Trains parked at the station
|Inside one of the cars (this is a reproduction)
|Train station....Radegast is the German name of the original train station's name.
|Graffiti near the apartment of one of the fellow's grandfather