ŁÓDŹ, UL. WSCHODNIA 34
6,69” long / 2,36” wide
The trace of mezuzah
new mezuzah - bronze cast of the trace
The story hidden behind
Several Jewish families lived in the tenement house at ul. Wschodnia 34. The list of tenants – none of which were originally from Łódź – indicates that in the listed years the following businesses were active at this address: 1929 – Mojżesz Goldminc sold flour 1929 – Abram Majerowicz from Pacanów ran a diner 1930 – Jakub Frenkiel from Warta ran a silk embroidery service 1930 – Dawid Naftulewicz from Gruszów had a colonial furniture store
While searching for mezuzah traces in Łódź, we found a mezuzah containing a scroll at 34 Wschodnia St. The mezuzah scroll was covered by a sheet of paper with a letter Shin writen on it with a blue pencil. This sign of care of the mezuzah is very touching and shows great respect of it’s pre-war owner. Because of bad condition of the building and an announcement “For sale” we decided to take the mezuzah scroll out. The scroll was examined by a conservationist from the National Museum in Warsaw. At this moment this klaf is on display at our office in Warsaw.