Lodz, the Manchester of Poland - History and Research
In the 19th century, Lodz grew from a small village to the second largest city in Poland. Jews migrated to Lodz from small villages and towns to work in the textile industry. Jews were a significant presence in the history and development of Lodz through the Holocaust. This lecture will explore the many resources available through JewishGen, JRI Poland, and other sources to document this history. Many records exist from the early 1800s through the Holocaust period. The Lodz ghetto is probably the most extensively documented ghetto. The Lodz cemetery, which still stands, is one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
Roni SEIBEL LIEBOWITZ