A damnable, detestable comparison
October 21, 2021
Imagine a crisp, cool fall morning, much like this one.
Blue skies mingle with a patchwork of clouds, a slight breeze stirs the air.
In the streets, families gather.
It's the first week of September 1942. The Lodz Ghetto, created after the German invasion of Poland, is home to more than 200,000 Polish Jews.
In the morning stillness, dread fills the air.
Jewish parents are ordered to turn over all children under 10 and all adults over 65.
Within a week, more than 15,000 children will have been taken from their families.
Some were killed in mobile gas chambers, others were shot.