Globe and Mail - response to Lives Lived, Sept. 10
When the Germans invaded Poland in 1939 they renamed the country's leading industrial city of Lodz, which had never been part of Germany, Litzmannstadt. After they left in 1945, the name rightly fell into disuse. Curiously, Erich Reger's obituary states he was born in 1925, "near Litzmannstadt, Poland (formerly Germany)". Why Reger's daughter would revive this ephemeral Nazi artifice in this context simply defies common sense.
Canadian Polish Congress, Toronto District