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|Brief Description||A home - built radio receiver belonging to the Weksler family in the Lodz ghetto.||Similar Items|
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|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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A home - built radio receiver belonging to the Weksler family in the Lodz ghetto.
Beside it is a map of the ghetto. The photograph is from an exhibition.
The receiver was donated to the Ghetto Fighters' House museum by Kalman Weksler of Tel Aviv. The set was assembled in secret in the ghetto by a professional radio technician named Rundbaken. Monitoring the broadcasts were the brothers Jankiel, Hanoch and Dawid Weksler, as well as Szaja - Kalman Weksler (the initiator of the activity), Kalman Weksler, and Shimon, the son of Hanoch. All the members of the Weksler family except for Shimon and Kalman were arrested on June 7, 1944, following the Allied invasion of Normandy, when the Gestapo conducted a search in Lodz for people possessing clandestine radio sets. It is not known what became of the men after their arrest. This radio receiver was rescued by Renia Kagan and Adam and Dov Weksler (who was twelve years old at the time). Close