Radegast Station

Memorial in Łódź

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Radegast station, 3.3km northeast of Manufaktura, was the main deportation centre for Jews being sent to the extermination camps at Chełmno and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The station has been preserved and now holds a moving memorial to those lost in the Holocaust. Take tram 6 from ul Kościuszki to the end of the line at Doły, continue north to Inflancka, cross the busy road and head left past Łódź Marysin station, then bear right down a pedestrian path to the site.

Three original Deutsche Reichsbahn cattle cars used for the deportations stand silently next to the old station building, and original transport lists (some headed with 'Zur Arbeit' – 'to work') line a long concrete tunnel nearby.