Łódź to Chełmno – The Cruel Fate of the Lidice Children – July 1942

Eighty-eight children of Lidice were separated from their mothers and deported from Czechoslovakia by the Nazi Main Race and Resettlement Authority to a transit camp in Łódź, at Gneisenaustraße 41. The children were put in a former textile factory. There, they slept on a bare floor and covered themselves with what was available to them. They ate meagre food rations, and the older children looked after the younger ones—the youngest child was a mere 13 months old.