The lecture describes the evolution of Lodz as the largest textile-manufacturing center in the Tsarist Empire, the nature of the Jewish community that developed there, and its fate during the Second World War.

Antony Polonsky, emeritus professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University and chief historian, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Above: Henryk Ross, Lodz ghetto: Boy walking in front of the bridge crossing Zigerska (the “Aryan”) street, 1940-1944. Gelatin silver print. Art Gallery of Ontario, Gift from Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007

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Educational and public programming is generously supported by the Beker Foundation. Additional support provided by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.