Chaim Rumkowski

Question:

Can you help me finding any matirial about Hayim Romkovsky and details about his biography? Thank you.

Andrew Mathis answers:

I am one of the volunteers who answers questions for the Holocaust History Project.

A good source on Romkovsky is the film Lodz Ghetto (1989), directed by Alan Adelson and Kathryn Taverna and starring Holocaust survivor and novelist Jerzy Kosinski (The Painted Bird) as Romkovsky.

If you're a good reader of English, try Adelson's book, Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Community Under Siege -- it may have been translated into Hebrew as well.

Andrew E. Mathis, Ph.D.

Richard J. Green answers:

Greetings,

My colleague, Dr. Andrew Mathis, has given you some sources for this information. Another source about Chaim Rumkowski, is chapter 2 of Primo Levi's The Drowned and the Saved, entitled "The Gray Zone."

Best Regards,

Rich Green