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The Łódź Ghetto Model

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

Synagogue ruins, cemeteries, and schools. Houses painted in their actual colors. Miniature footbridges that separated Jewish inhabitants from the rest of the city’s residents.

Leon Jacobson (formerly Jakubowicz) crafted this model of the Łódź ghetto over four years. Learn more about him and life in the ghetto.

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Leon Jacobson and the Jacobson and Cifarelli families. Learn more about the model and read more in this Holocaust Encyclopedia article.