Anatewka is a Jewish-style restaurant located in the city of Lodz, Poland. Here you can experience the unique and enchanting flavors of Jewish cuisine.
The décor of Anatewka brings to mind a warm atmosphere of an early 20th-century bourgeois home and it has that certain something that the Lodz of olden times had. The interior is convivial, and the dining experience is rounded off with live music some nights.
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History of the Jews in Lodz
Lodz held one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe, second only to Warsaw. Prior to World War II, one-third of the 650,000 inhabitants of the city were Jewish.
In 1806, Lodz joined the Napoleonic Duchy of Warsaw and two years later it was home to over 400 people, almost 60 of whom were Jews. The first (wooden) synagogue was built in Wolborska street in 1809.
At the end of the 19th century, more than 1/3 of manufactures were in the hands of Jewish industrialists (one of them was Izrael Poznanski). Lodz attracted Jews from throughout Poland, also Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, therefore, the city’s Jewish population increased from about 10,000 in 1873 to nearly 100,000 in 1897.
During the first six months of the Second World War, more than 70,000 Jews left Lodz. In 1940, the Lodz ghetto was established and about 200,000 Jews were forced to live in the ghetto; the majority of them were later sent to the death camps. About 43,000 victims from the ghetto, who died from hunger and consumption, are buried in the New Jewish Cemetery.
In 1950, Lodz had fewer than 15,000 Jews. Its Jewish community now numbers only 400.
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Address: 6 Sierpnia 2/4, 90–422 Lodz, Poland
Official website: Anatewka