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Jewish traces of Lodz (FULL DAY TOUR)

Jewish Lodz

Poznanski Mausoleum on the Jewish Cemetery in Lodz

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An extraordinary dining room in Poznanski Palace

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Radegast Station Memorial

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Festival of Cultures in Lodz

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Museum of the Factory

The history of Lodz was shaped by the contributions of four nations: Polish, German, Jewish and Russian. Jewish people made up about one third of the city's population before the Second World War. This specialised tour will provide you with an insight into the life and history of this important community.

Itinerary: (PDF)

MEETING POINT: 15a Ogrodowa Street (Manufaktura Entry Gate)

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09.45 - 10.00 Meeting with the guide next to the monumental entry gate to Manufatura Complex
10.00 - 10.30 Walk around Manufaktura Complex (market, fire station, power plant, low weaving plant, bleachery)
10.30 - 11.40 A visit in the Museum of the Factory - the interactive exhibition presents the history of the Poznanski factory from its inception up to its shutdown
11.40 - 13.15 History of the Lodz City in one place - a visit to the Palace of Israel Poznanski. It is the biggest and the most beautiful of all industrialists' palaces in Lodz. Poznanski wanted the palace to dwarf all structures in Lodz with its size and splendour and both architects & designers did their job perfectly.
13.15 - 14.45 Lunch in a Jewish Anatewka Restaurant
12.45 - 15.00 Transfer to Survivors Park
15.00 - 15.30 Walk around the Survivors Park - the newest public garden in the city. On the initiative of the Mayor of Lodz in year 2004, there was commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the annihilation of the Jewish Community. Planting memorial trees by the survivors of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto was one of the important elements of this event. The idea was brought forth by Halina Elczewska - one of the survivors.
15.30 - 15.45 Transfer to the Jewish Cemetery
15.45 - 17.00 Guided tour around The Jewish Cemetery in Lodz is a real journey into the past. In more than 100 years of the history of the Cemetery many people, meritorious for our city and its history were buried at this Cemetery. Among them were rabbis, fabricants, physicians, politicians and social activists. Their tombstones often show high class of stone and metal craftsmanship. Amongst 160.000 people buried here, there are also victims of Holocaust from the Lodz Ghetto.
17.00 - 17.10 Transfer to the Radegast Station Memorial
17.10 - 17.40 Visiting the Radegast Station Memorial - a place where predominantly Jewish inhabitants of Lodz including thousands of refugees from across occupied Poland (total of 200.000 from 1942 to 1944) were gathered for deportations directly to Chełmno (Kulmhof) and Auschwitz extermination camps.
17.40 - 18.00 Transfer to the Manufaktura Complex

Date:

15th of July 2016

Prices*:

77€ per person (PAX 10-19)
62€ per person (PAX 20-49)

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