Radogost (Museum of the Struggle For Independence)
Zgierska 147, Lodz, Poland
www.muzeumtradycji.pl/muzeum… - (+48) 042 655 36 66
Radogost (Museum of the Struggle For Independence) Lodz Reviews
Sep 17, 2007
The museum presents the city's experience of war and occupation, illustrates the landscape and architecture of industrial Łódź between the 1860s and 1939 and reveals the fate of Gypsies brought to and murdered in Łódź by the Nazi.
Radogost was not a place of mass extermination. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that every day people died here as a result of hunger, diseases, exhaustion and sadistic harassment.
The greatest tragedy was the massacre of its prisoners and setting fire to the prison building during the night from 17 to 18 January, several dozen hours before the Soviet Army entered Łódź on 19 January 1945. At first, the prisoners were murdered in the prison rooms but when they put up resistance, the invaders set fire to the building. Around 1500 people were killed then, only about 30 survived.
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