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Chaim - Nathan Widawski of the Lodz ghetto.
Widawski was born in 1908 in Zdunska Wola. A Zionist, he belonged to the Ha - Tehiyyah movement, part of the Tsiyyonim Claliyim party. He was among the Jews who monitored an underground radio receiver for news of the outside world. After being pursued by the Jewish ghetto police by order of the Germans, he committed suicide on June 9, 1944. He was buried in the Jewish cemetery in the ghetto, but in the early 1970s, efforts began to bring his remains to Israel. On 18 June 1973, Widawski was reinterned at the Nahalat Yitzhak cemetery in Tel Aviv.
Dobroszycki, Lucjan, ed., "The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto 1941 - 1944," New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.