Lodz is the third largest city in Poland after Warsaw and Krakow with the population of over 700 000 people.
During our city tour, we will visit Ksiezy Mlyn – industrial district of Lodz and see the factory of Karol Scheibler – famous captain of industry. Another factory on the way belonged to Izrael Poznanski – one of the richest businessmen in Lodz.
Today buildings of the factory house a modern shopping center called Manufaktura. Poznanski had also his own Palace called today Poznanski Palace and is a house of a City Museum.
We will take a walk down the Piotrkowska Street – famous for exclusive shops and be being the longest pedestrianized street in Poland. Will see the statue of industrialist Israel Poznanski and his mates, as well as Arthur Rubinstein – the famous pianist.
We will visit Jewish cemetery on Bracka Street, which contains exceptionally interesting monuments of Jewish culture. On our way will be Radegast train station where prisoners were transferred to death camps during the war – mainly to Auschwitz and Chelmno.
We will drive through the areas of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto which was liquidated in August 1944 (last liquidated ghetto in Europe). We will concentrate on the phenomena of the “Jewish King” – Haim Rumkowski, who was the head of the Jewish council in the Ghetto.
You will also visit exhibitions in Dialogue Center of Marek Edelman in Survivor’s Park and see the Jewish Community of Lodz building as well as new synagogue and old synagogue buildings.