Encyclopedia of the Ghetto The Unfinished Project of the Łódź Ghetto Archivists
Wydawnictwo: Wiatr Ewa, Sitarek Adam, Walicki Jacek, Krystyna Radziszewska, Polit Monika
A collection of these linguistic and lexical resources forms part of the ghetto’s cultural history. In a later period of history, one to which research on the ghetto will belong, such a collection, such an encyclopedia, will be able to provide elucidation where a bare description of the conditions does not suffice. In the history of humankind, words and language – scholarship long ago proved this thesis – have been more credible witnesses and sources
of truth than other, material memorials.
The present encyclopedia makes no claim to be exhaustive and an unambiguous definition of terms. But it believes it has come close to this targeted goal. […]
Oskar Rosenfeld, December 1, 1943.
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