During my trip to Poland last summer I discovered a few areas that needed attention. There was the accidental uncovering of the Old Cemetery in Lodz and the excavations at the Chelmno Death Camp. A third place of interest was the discovery in Lubachow of a major mass grave of Holocaust victims. At that time I wrote about the findings and received a lot of mail asking about the current condition of the places in question.
The exposed Old Jewish Cemetery in Lodz as it looked this past summer.
The archaeological digs in the area of the mass graves at Chelmno.
Artist’s rendition of the site of a mass grave of Holocaust victims in Lubachow.
All the work was done with the help of Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi Of Poland, Rabbi Chaim Baruch Gluck, Chief Rabbi Of Galicia, the local Jewish communities, as well as local and national governments.Shmuel Ben Eliezer
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