The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódz Ghetto

Article publié le 24 February 2023

May 18 – September 24, 2023 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, USA

In 1945, the diary of a 14-year-old Jewish girl was found in Auschwitz-Birkenau. It had been written by Rywka Lipszyc and described her life in the Łódz ghetto between October 1943 and April 1944. The diary describes family life at that time and the difficult daily life in the ghetto. More than sixty years after its discovery, the work was brought to the United States, translated and published. An exhibition is dedicated to it, with historical documents, interactive touch screens, documentary videos and rare photographs. It has been organised in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Galicia.