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Lodz: The Glorious Beginning and Catastrophic End of Polish Jewry's Second City

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2019.

Jews played an essential role in Lodz's rise as a commercial powerhouse by the turn of the century, but under the Nazi occupation they were forced to live in the longest-lasting, most isolated, and most oppressive ghetto in all of Europe.


# Sessions
Date & time

Monday, April 29
10:30 am

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Apr 29 10:30 AM–12:00 PM Mon Rhoda Goldman Plaza Fred Rosenbaum


Rhoda Goldman Plaza

2180 Post St

San Francisco, CA 94115



Fred Rosenbaum

Fred Rosenbaum Fred Rosenbaum, founding director of Lehrhaus Judaica, has written four books on Bay Area Jewish history and three books on the Holocaust. He has taught numerous courses on the history of contemporary Israel at Lehrhaus and the University of San Francisco. He has been awarded the S.Y. Agnon Gold Medal for Intellectual Excellence by the Scopus Society of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators, as well as the Anne and Robert Cowan Writers’ Award for making an exceptional impact on the Bay Area by writing on Jewish themes.