Now in its sixth year of publication, Polin is rapidly emerging as a leading forum for authoritative historical and cultural material on Polish and east European Jewry. Each volume contains articles representing original research, often including previously unpublished documents. Each issue also features an extensive review essay section and a forum for the exchange of ideas and views between authors. Polin is essential reading not only for all those working in Jewish studies, but also for those involved in Slavonic and Eastern European studies. This year's volume traces the history of the Jews in Lodz 1820-1939.