PROJECT "LINE 41": meetings with Polish witnesses (November 2012)

In cooperation with the Muzeum Tradycji Niepodległościowych in Łódź ( we organized a meeting project with last Polish witnesses to time born in Łódź, who told us about the times and conditions during the German occupation of their city during Second World War. Also invited were Jewish and German witnesses born in Łódź to raise the opportunity of encounter, exchange, and discussion.

Many of the witnesses lived in one and the same city of Łódź during the War - yet they lived in completely different worlds. A hermetically closed off ghetto was established by the German occupiers, into which all Łódź Jews were forced to move and deported into, as well as Jews from surrounding areas and other parts of Europe such as Berlin, Vienna, Prague.


PROJECT RESULTs: Transcriptions and film excerpts can be seen in the section of participating witnesses:

OTHER PRESENT WITNESSES AT THE EVENT:  Natan Grossmann, Helena Bergson, Astrid Wojtaszek


DATE OF MAIN EVENT: November 22, 2012  (3 pm to 7.30 pm). In the following days a number individual meetings took place among the witnesses.

PLACE OF MAIN EVENTMuzeum Tradycji Niepodległościowych
Stacja Radegast, Aleja Pamięci Ofiar Litzmannstadt Getto 12, 91-859 Łódź

CONTACT: Tanja Cummings
tel: 0049-30-8513260,

TEAM: Tanja Cummings, Marek Iwicki, Jakob Weiss, Magdalena Stefanska, Tamara Jaworowska, Patrycja Wasilewska, Paulina Lewandowska, Piotr Kirsch, Michał Hankiewicz, Grzegorz Wróbel, Dominika Zdrodowski, Ewa Pusty, Anna Cummings, Szymon Podkrolewicz, Juliana Olesiewicz, Karin Hammer

HISTORICAL CONSULTS: Ewa Wiatr, Iza Terela, Grzegorz Wróbel, Hubert Rogoziński, Wojciech Źródlak

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: This project is realized by funds of the following organizations/foundations:

Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit (Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation)


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Warsaw


Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft" (Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibilty and Future"




EVA - Europäischer Verein für Ost-West-Annäherung (European Association for East/West Rapprochement)



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