The Łódź Ghetto [20]

In Memoriam of Victims of the Łódź Ghetto

Subject: no
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 64000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: oxidated
Date of issue: 2004-08-27
Issue price: 81 pln
Centrally, an image of a boy with a Star of David on his chest, holding a pot and a book, against the background of a stylised element of a bridge linking the two parts of the Ghetto. Above the bridge, an inscription: 1940 / 1944. Circumscription, PAMIĘCI OFIAR GETTA W ŁODZI [in memoriam of victims of the Łódź Ghetto].

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
An image of the Eagle established as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland on the top right-hand side. In the centre, a shadow of a praying figure against the background of a vertical brick wall strip. On the lower right-hand side, the notation of the year of issue, 2004, with an inscription, 20 ZŁ, below. On the lefthand side a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA [the Republic], and on the right-hand side, POLSKA [of Poland]. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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In Memoriam of Victims of the Łódź Ghetto

The Łódź Ghetto was established on February 8, 1940 by the ordinance of Johannes Schafer, the president of the German police. It was the first ghetto created on the territory incorporated into the Reich, and the last one to be liquidated. The ghetto comprised the poorest and most dilapidated, northern part of the city of Łódź -Bałuty and Stare Miasto (Old Town). At the beginning it covered an area of 4.13 square kilometres, which was reduced to 3.8 square kilometres in May 1941. The traffic arteries running along Nowomiejska Street, Zgierska Street and Bolesława Limanowskiego Street were excluded from the ghetto area, thus dividing it into three sections. To allow people to move between the areas, three wooden footbridges were built over the streets.

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