Do you remember the first time you heard about the topic of World War II and the Łódź Ghetto? At school maybe? Or maybe in your family, for example from your grandparents?
To be honest, we hadn’t heard much about the ghetto before we went to Poland. We had heard about the German Nazis and how they started the war. We had heard about the Jews, the death camps, we had heard about the situation with Poland. Of course. But we had never heard about the conditions in the ghetto during the German occupation of Poland.
In October 2017, we took an excursion to Łódź, but even after this visit we don’t know everything about it. This very emotional trip to Poland remains etched in our memories and we would like to share some of our experiences and what we learned there.
We are five students from the University of Applied Sciences in Lemgo, Germany.
(From left to right: Jan, Mary, Simon, Andi and Lina)