Łódź in central Poland on Tuesday marked the 78th anniversary of the closure of a Roma camp in the city's World War Two Jewish ghetto, better known as the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Its inhabitants were killed by the Nazis in a death camp in western Poland.
The 34-year-old Israeli actress and former model said she picked on the story of Irena Sendler, the Polish nurse and social worker who during WWII smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto, because she wanted to bring the ‘inspirational story to life’.
Filmed by champion motorcycle racer Alfons Ziółkowski, the 8mm film records the growing horror of the largest ghetto in German-occupied Europe.
“For most people who were imprisoned in the ghetto, Radegast Station was either the first thing they saw after arriving or the last they saw of it before their death. The whole ghetto passed through this point.”
The Roma victims of a World War II-era Jewish ghetto were honoured in a ceremony in the central Polish city of Łódź on Thursday.
A commemorative mural showing a Jewish girl in the World War II Litzmannstadt Ghetto in Łódź, central Poland was unveiled on one of the city's buildings on Sunday. The girl's figure was reproduced from an old photograph, her identity and later fate are unknown.
The nun’s developed a secret network stretching from Warsaw to Ukraine to help Jewish men, women and children escape the horrors of the Holocaust.
Residents of the eastern Polish city of Lublin commemorated the 1942 liquidation of its Jewish ghetto on Saturday by walking the route along which the Germans led Jews to a local railway siding, from where they were deported to the Belzec German death camp.
A Remembrance March in Krakow (southern Poland) on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto.
The northeastern Polish city of Bialystok held commemorations on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the deportation process from the Bialystok Ghetto.