A series of photos documenting the observance of Sukkot
in Ghetto Lodz in 1941 were recently revealed by the Shem Olam Institute,
also known as the Faith & Holocaust Institute for Education Documentation and Research in Kfar Haroeh.
The photos show the ghetto’s Jewish occupants praying with the Four Species
– the etrog (citron), lulav (palm), hadass (myrtle) and aravah
(willow) required for Sukkot – as well as having built a sukkah, the
special temporary dwelling for eating and sleeping throughout the