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70th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto - A Commemoration

The Łódź Ghetto Commemoration Committee - Michael H. Traison, Chairman

Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

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The 70th Anniversary of the

Liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto 

– A Commemoration – 

 

August 28th marks the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto.  Of the 204,000 men, women, and children who passed through the Łódź Ghetto, only 10,000 survived.

 

We invite you to bring your family and friends as we pause to gather and remember at this special Commemoration. 

 


The evening will include:

 

  • Procession of the Memorial Candle (Ner Zikaron) and singing of Ani Ma’amim (Hymn of the Camps).  Cantor Alberto Mizrahi.

  • Singing of the National Anthem of the United States of America.

  • Welcoming remarks by Union League Club of Chicago President F. Michael Covey III; Michael Traison; Roey Gilad, Consul General of the State of Israel.

  • Four Scholars – A moderated discussion of the life, culture, industry, controversies, and liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto, featuring Teresa Pollin of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Professor Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern of Northwestern University, Michael Traison, and special guest and Łódź Ghetto survivor, Charles Lipshitz.

  • Silent reflection. 

  • Singing of Partisan song (Zog Nit Keyn Mol) and the National Anthem of the State of Israel (HaTikvah). 

  • Light refreshments and conversation will follow.



    The evening also will feature displays of photographs, maps, and film.  Books and diaries will be available for purchase.

    Registration check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.  The formal program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

     

    Discounted parking is available after 4:00 p.m. for $10 at the Self-Park garage located immediately south of the clubhouse.  Please pay in cash at the front desk inside the clubhouse.


    Please note that the Union League Club of Chicago has a Business Casual dress code that is strictly enforced.  No denim or athletic wear, please.

Have questions about 70th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto - A Commemoration? Contact The Łódź Ghetto Commemoration Committee - Michael H. Traison, Chairman

When & Where


Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


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Organizer

The Łódź Ghetto Commemoration Committee - Michael H. Traison, Chairman

 

This event is co-sponsored by:

  • Anti-Defamation League

  • Association of the Descendants of the Shoah - Illinois

  • Catholic Theological Union - Fr. John Pawlikowski

  • Centrum Dialogu Imienia Marka Edelmana Lodz

  • Club 1948 

  • Consulate General of the Republic of Poland

  • Consulate General of the State of Israel

  • Consulate General of Lithuania

  • Consulate General of Ukraine

  • Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers

  • DePaul University College of Law Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies

  • Fundusz Michaela H Traisona dla Polski

  • Galicja Jewish Museum Krakow

  • Generations of the Shoah International

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum

  • Jewish United Fund

  • Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone

  • Piast Institute

  • Polish American Congress

  • Polish Museum of America

  • Polish Roman Catholic Union of America

  • Polvision

  • Sheerit Hapleitah of Metropolitan Chicago

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center

  • Union League Club of Chicago

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • University of Haifa

  • YIVO Institute

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