Lucille's mother Sala, 1938.
death of her husband, Lucille's mother Sala became
withdrawn and apathetic. On October 21, 1941, Lucille, Karin, and
Sala were deported to the Lodz
ghetto in Poland. The terrible conditions in the ghetto
resulted in Sala's death from starvation on July 13,
1942. Before dying, she beseeched Lucille to take care of
Up to 200,000 Jews were forced to live in a 1.6 square mile area in the Lodz ghetto; Lodz was the first major ghetto created by the Nazis.