Announcing: Lodz Street Names Project! #general


Announcing: Lodz Street Names Project
A New JewishGen Research Division Project!

Before World War II, the city of Lodz had the second largest Jewish
population of any city in Europe - over 200,000 - and the Lodz ghetto
was the second largest Polish ghetto in existence. Many of us with roots
in Lodz, or with family incarcerated in the Lodz ghetto >from many
surrounding areas, are now able to trace the addresses where our ancestors
once lived. This has been made possible through the extensive business
directories or ghetto records now available, or perhaps through your own
family records. Over the past century, many of the street names in Lodz
have changed at least once, if not up to five times. We now have the
opportunity to purchase an index of all the street name changes in Lodz
over the past 86 years!

o What is the Lodz Street Name Index?

The Lodz Street Name Index was created by a noted professional researcher
living in Lodz. The index includes more than 550 Lodz streets and the
changes in their names at six points in time: 1913, 1925, 1933, 1939
(including the Lodz ghetto), 1945 and 1989 (after the fall of Communism).

For example, perhaps you found your family's business address on
"Aleksandrowska Street" in 1929. The index will tell you that street is
known today as "Limanowskiego Street." If you are tracing someone who
lived in the Lodz ghetto on "Baluter Ring," the index will tell you that
street is now known as "Rynek Balucki." See a sample of the street name
index at:

The Lodz Street Name Index will be available online at the JewishGen web
site once funding for this project is completed.

o How do I contribute?

The budget for this important project is US $800. This is a bargain,
considering the amount of information that will become available. If you
would like to see this index become available to you and other
researchers, please consider a donation today. To make a donation, please

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Shirley Rotbein Flaum

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