Literary Nonficiton. Jewish Studies. With Rebecca Fromer. RUMKOWSKI AND THE ORPHANS OF ŁÓDŹ is a chilling account of a young woman's experiences in the notorious Łódź Ghetto. The ghetto was lorded over by Chaim Rumkowski, Nazi-appointed Jewish Elder of Łódź and former head of the orphanage. Many have long hailed Rumkowski as a hero who did the best he could leading his community through the worst of circumstances. Now Lucille Eichengreen shares, with firsthand evidence, how Chaim Rumkowski flouted his authority through collaboration, corruption, and the abuse of its children.
Lucille Eichengreen was born Cecilia Landau in Hamburg, Germany, in 1925. A survivor of the Łódź Ghetto and Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, she came to New York in 1946. Now retired and living in Berkeley, California, she writes and speaks on the Holocaust at schools and universities. Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA