LONDON (Sep. 23)
A monument to the victims of the Chelmno concentration camp, where 350,000 Jews were slaughtered, will be unveiled in the Polish city next Sunday, it was reported here today from Warsaw.
The Chelmno camp was the first murder camp set up in occupied Poland by the Nazis. Most of the Jews were from Lodz. Other victims were Poles from Zamoszcz, Czechs from Lidice and Dutch, Belgian and Norwegian prisoners of war. There is now a Jewish monument in Chelmno at a mass grave of a group of Jews who staged a revolt against the Nazis and were wiped out in their hopeless fight.
A mass meeting and special radio broadcasts marked the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the liberation of the Lodz Ghetto. The committee for the ceremony included government representatives and Lodz municipality and party leaders. David Himmelfarb, chairman of the Lodz branch of the Jewish Cultural and Social Association, and other Lodz Jewish leaders also served on the committee.