Street Map of the Lodz Ghetto

From The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak

 

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5, 6 1, 3, 12, 15
11 4, 10 2 13, 17 18

From The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak, p. 16 and 17:
Street map of Lodz Ghetto: (1) Baluty Market, site of the Jewish and German administration offices; (2) 4 Plac Koscielny (Church Square), the ghetto archives office; (3) 5-7 Spacerowa Street, the Sierakowiak's first home in the ghetto; (4) hospital on Wesola Street, brutally evacuated by the Nazis in September 1942; (5,6) two primary carpenters' workshops, sites of early labor unrest; (7) 3 Krawiecka Street, the House of Culture, and assembly point during the final liquidation of the ghetto in the summer of 1944; (8) old Jewish cemetery, to the south of which was "ghetto field," where tens of thousands of ghetto dwellers were buried in graves marked with only temporary placards; (9) Marysin, the "rural" region of the ghetto, which contained the "villas" of the ghetto elite, the old-age home, the orphanage, the major school buildings, and many communal gardens; (10) 17 Lutomierska (Fire Brigade Square), where Rumkowski delivered many speeches, including the "Give Me Your Children" exhortation;11 Lutomierska, site of the Arbeitseinsatz; (11) hospital on Drewnowska Street, used as a deportation site; (12,13) two primary tailors' workshops; (14) 20 Wawelska Street, Dawid's second home in the ghetto; (15) 34-36 Lagiewnicka Street, hospital where Dawid's mother was taken and that was evacuated during the "Nightmarish Days" of September 1942; (16) prison on Czarnieckiego Street; (17) 31 Franciszkanska Street, former movie theater Bajka, which was used as a synagogue; (18) 6 Smugowa Street, gymnasium that Dawid attended.


The assistance of the following persons is very gratefully acknowledged: Alan Adelson of  The Jewish Heritage Project, for permission to reproduce the map; Michael J. Meshenberg, for obtaining permission to reproduce the map; and Jim Stein for all image editing.

An illustrated six-page guide for Lodz Ghetto researchers is available without cost from The Jewish Heritage Project. Send request to: alanadelson@verizon.net. Requests for mailings outside the US should be sent by post to: Jewish Heritage, 150 Franklin St. (#1W), New York, NY 10013, and please include a self-addressed envelope with US$2.00 postage.

Source:

Adelson, Alan, editor, and Kamil Turowski, translator. The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

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