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|Catalog No.||3477||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A memorial assembly program in memory of Chaim - Nachman Bialik and Theodor Herzl, in 1943 in the Lodz ghetto.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||09958P||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Photographer||Grosman Mendel, Lodz||Similar Items|
|Date of event||1943||Similar Items|
|databank||Photo Archive||Similar Items|
A memorial assembly program in memory of Chaim - Nachman Bialik and Theodor Herzl, in 1943 in the Lodz ghetto. It was organized by members of the Hazit Dor Bnei Midbar youth movement. The backdrop is decorated with portrait photographs of Bialik and Herzl, a large Star of David with a Jewish badge, a quote from a poem of Bialik's, ("Ts'u mi - toch ha - shmamah," Hebrew: Come out from the desolation...!), the initials of the movement's name, and the years 1904 - 1934.
In the photo: Chaim - Nathan Widawski, Elimelech Sziper, Aharon Jakubson, Berzak Lemberg.
Note: Widawski and some others used to listen clandestinely to radio broadcasts in the Lodz ghetto. He thus heard reports on the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. An informer turned them over to the authorities, but Widawski managed to hide in the ghetto. Having informed the Elder of the Jews in the ghetto, Mordechai - Chaim Rumkowski, that a collective punishment will be carried out against the ghetto inhabitants unless he (Widawski) is turned in, he was given a cyanide pill and killed himself. He was buried in the summer of 1944 at the Jewish cemetery in the ghetto. 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. Close