Rumkowski and the Orphans of Lodz by Lucille Eichengreen

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Literary Nonficiton. Jewish Studies. With Rebecca Fromer. RUMKOWSKI AND THE ORPHANS OF ŁÓDŹ is a chilling account of a young woman's experiences in the notorious Łódź Ghetto. The ghetto was lorded over by Chaim Rumkowski, Nazi-appointed Jewish Elder of Łódź and former head of the orphanage. Many have long hailed Rumkowski as a hero who did the best he could leading his community through the worst of circumstances. Now Lucille Eichengreen shares, with firsthand evidence, how Chaim Rumkowski flouted his authority through collaboration, corruption, and the abuse of its children.
 

About Lucille Eichengreen

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Eichengreen, a survivor of the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, fled to Paris in 1945 and thin in 1946, made her way to New York, where she met her husband, Dan. Fromer is cofounder of the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum in Berkeley, California.
 
Published October 1, 1998 by Mercury House. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Chaim Rumkowski, the Nazi-appointed leader of the Jewish community in the Polish ghetto of Lodz, has long been a controversial figure, despised by some as a collaborator for his role in the deportatio

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Chaim Rumkowski, the Nazi-appointed leader of the Jewish community in the Polish ghetto of Lodz, has long been a controversial figure, despised by some as a collaborator for his role in the deportation of Jews from the ghetto.

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In a war where survival was an everyday occurrence, she found his attentions “insufferable.” Through blind luck, Cecelia survived the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto, hearing and hoping that Rumkowski died with the final trainload.

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