Yesterday, January 27, was the Holocaust Memorial Day. I would remember those who were forced to live through these experiences, showing some notes from ghettos. Formally issued by a Council of Elders (Judenrat), responsible for managing of the ghetto under the orders of Nazis, these notes, like so many things, served to give a sensation of "normality", of a life which continued even in small everyday actions, an illusion which even the persecuted people of the ghetto ended up clinging for lack of better. But, what was the function of ghettos is already clear in this statement, in December 1939, by Friedrich Ubelhor, civil accountable of Lodz ghetto, Poland: "Of course, the creation of the ghetto is only a temporary measure. I shall determine when and by what means the ghetto should be cleaned up by Jews. The ultimate goal, however, must be complete cauterization of this pestilential bubo." And in fact, at last, ghettos have been emptied, and their people brought to die in concentration camps 20 mark, Lodz ghetto, Poland 50 kronen, Theresienstadt ghetto, near Prague Do not forget. petronius.