Pre-War Residents of Częstochowa Building Remembered

February 12, 2020
Words and pictures: Alon Goldman

Back in May 2019, we published the story of the building at Aleja Tadeusza Kościuszki 14, a building inherited by Mariusz Etryk. Before the War, some 80% of its residents were Jews. While Mariusz had some surnames of the former residents, he contacted World Society Vice-President, Alon Goldman and, we published an appeal for more information about those residents.

With the list he already had and with the help of Alon Goldman and other good people, more information was obtained which culminated in a ceremony, held on 12th February 2020, during which a plaque was unveiled, on the front of the building, telling a little of the building’s history and listing its pre-War residents.

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The commemorative plaque was unveiled by Mariusz Etryk,  in the presence of Częstochowa Deputy Mayor Dr. Ryszard Stefaniak, Deputy Speakers of the Częstochowa City Council Jolanta Urbanska and Łukasz Kot and was attended by friends, guests from Częstochowa and thirty Israeli tour guides who had come to Częstochowa for a seminar which has been  organised by our World Society, collaboration with The Association of Częstochowa Jews in Israel and the office of the Mayor of Czestochowa.