The Radegast Railway Stadion (Memory Avenue of Victims of Litzmannstadt Getto) is located less than a hundred meters from the former Łódź ghetto. In 1941-1942 this little station functioned as a transshipment railway station (Verladebahnhof Radegast - getto) and was at the same time the final stop for people transported to the Litzmannstadt ghetto. Those who were sent here were around 38,000 Jews from Central Europe and Reichsgau Wartheland, as well as approximately 5,000 Romany people.

In the second half of 1942 around 70,000 Jews were transported from this station to the extermination camp in Chełmno nad Nerem (Kulmhof am Ner). Later, 80,000 Jews were sent to the concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944. Afterwards, six more transports were sent to the concentration camps in Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg, Gross Rosen and Stutthof.

Original railway tracks from the station have survived, as well as a wooden makeshift railway building which was supposed to serve its function only for the time when the ghetto existed.

Location at mapa.szukacz.pl

Location at mapy.google.pl
 

Print