Intelligentsia Mass Graves at Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery Restored

June 14, 2023
Words: Alon Goldman, The Matzevah Foundation Photos: Asia Sidorowicz

A ceremony was held, at the Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery, to consecrate the three restored mass graves of Częstochowa Jewish intelligentsia who were murdered by the Nazis, at the cemetery, during Purim, on 20th March 1943.

To learn more about the circumstances surrounding these murders, click HERE.

The ceremony took place in presence of the Częstochowa Deputy Mayor, Dr. Ryszard Stefaniak, Advisor to the Częstochowa Mayor on Jewish Community Affairs, Jolanta Urbańska, Chair of the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ,  Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska and representative of the Embassy of Israel in Poland, Elena Lagutin.

The restoration of two of the mass graves was funded by the Polish government, while the other was funded by the Cohen family of the United States.

During the ceremony, El Male Rachamim was recited by Rabbi David Szychowski, while World Society Vice-President, Alon Goldman, recited Kaddish in memory of Częstochowa Holocaust victims