Częstochowa TSKŻ Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 22, 2024
Source: Text – Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska, Photographs – Asia Sidorowicz

On the afternoon of Sunday 22nd January 2024, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp, the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ began its commemoration at the Częstochowa Holocaust memorial monument on Samuel Willenberg Square.

In the laying of flowers and lighting of candles, members of the Częstochowa TSKŻ were joined by Dr. Jolanta Urbańska, Deputy Chair of the Częstochowa City Council, Katarzyna Ozimek, Director of the Częstochowa Municipal Museum, Elżbieta Ferenc, President of the “Adullam” Foundation, Dr. Juliusz Sętowski, History of Częstochowa Documentation Centre, friends from the ‘‘Stare Miasto Nowe Życie” organisation, family members of the Righteous Among the Nations, students form the Gen. Władysław Anders High School and residents of Częstochowa.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, all gathered together holding “WE REMEMBER” signs.

The ceremony at the monument was followed by a lecture, at the Częstochowa TSKŻ rooms, by Wiesław Paszkowski of the History of Częstochowa Documentation Centre. His lecture was entitled “The Face of the Holocaust in Częstochowa”.

The lecture focused on the resistance movement in the Częstochowa ghetto, as well as on the living conditions and the fight for survival. The subject was of particular interest to the youth who attended the event.

Concluding the evening, there was a minute’s silence in memory of those who perished, followed by a group photograph to mark the event.