Częstochowa Commemorates 78th Anniversary of Ghetto Liquidation

September 22, 2020
Sources: Alon Goldman, Jolanta Urbańska and Gazeta Wyborcza

Organised by Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska, Chair of the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ (Social-Cultural Association of Jews in Poland), a ceremony was held at the memorial to Częstochowa Jewish Holocaust victims commemorating the 78th anniversary of the liquidation of the Czestochowa ghetto.

The liquidation of the ghetto lasted two weeks, between 22nd September and 7th October 1942, during which six train transports of cattle cars departed from the train station on ul. Strażacka headed for Treblinka.

Held in the presence of Częstochowa Deputy Mayor Dr. Ryszard Stefaniak, Deputy Chair of the City Council Jolanta Urbanska , members of the small Jewish community and guests, the ceremony was also attended by high school students, friends and youth from the Adulam Foundation (Fundacja Chrześcijańska Adullam), who assist in the cleaning up of the Częstochowa Jewish cemetery.


On the same day, Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska, Chair of the Częstochowa TSKŻ, Jolanta Urbanska, Deputy Chair of the Częstochowa City Council and Estera Sytniewska also laid wreaths at the two plots of the Mass Graves on ul. Kawia and at the Memorial and Mass Grave in the Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery.