Unveiling of Rebuilt “Operation Ostbahn” Victims’ Tombstone

June 9, 2022
Words: Alon Goldman Photos: Asia Sidorowicz

An unveiling ceremony took place today at the Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery. Unveiled was the rebuilt tombstone on the mass grave of the victims of “Operation Ostbahn” which took place on 23rd April 1943.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the Israeli Ambassador to Poland, Mr. Yacov Livne, and with the participation of the Deputy Mayor of Częstochowa, Dr. Ryszard Stefaniak, Deputy Chair of the Częstochowa City Council, Ms. Jolanta Urbańska, Chair of the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ, Ms. Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska, Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis and many other guests.

To learn more about “Operation Ostbahn” (in English, Polish and Hebrew), click HERE

The event was also attended by many students,
who came with their school banners, with students from the J. Słowacki Liceum performing a number of songs.

The renewal of this tombstone is the result of the hard work, with the Polish authorities, of Alon Goldman over the past two years.
He is currently working to renew the four tombstones of the mass graves of the intelligentsia.

The World Society sincerely thanks the City of Częstochowa, which organised this dignified and moving ceremony.