Religion and Religious Institutions in the Lodz Ghetto

  • Michal Unger


In view of the rupture that the Holocaust created in human history generally and Jewish history particularly, it is only natural that the subject of religious faith after the Holocaust has preoccupied thinkers in various disciplines, leading to an extensive literature on the subject.1 Thus, it is quite surprising that few serious historical studies have been written on religious life during the Holocaust itself and that detailed monographs about the ghettos in Eastern Europe overlook the matter. There must be various explanations for this fact, which deserves separate discussion but oversteps the ambit of this article.


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