Częstochowa Students Commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

September 20, 2023
Source: Alon Goldman

For many years, students of Juliusz Słowacki Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Częstochowa, under the leadership of Director Malgorzata Kaim, have been involved in activities aimed at preserving the Jewish heritage of Częstochowa.

On 20th September 2023, a two-part event was held to mark the conclusion of the “Miła 18” Project conducted by the school’s students.

The “Mila 18” Project was organised by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, the Warsaw branch of the TSKŻ (Jewish Social and Cultural Association), Warsaw Branch), together with the Częstochowa Museum.


The concluding event was in two parts – the first  taking place at the Słowacki Liceum, while the second part was held at the Częstochowa Jewish Museum.

According to school Director Malgorzata Kaim:

“Thanks to participating in the project, regarding the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the school’s students were able to touch history which is still alive, take part in archaeological workshops and see, for themselves, objects which were discovered that testify to the daily life and culture of the local Jewish population.

Workshops within the “Miła 18 Project” allowed the younger generation to look at things from a different perspective because, in order to really understand history, you have to feel it.  Ordinary objects such as a makeup box, a tin can or a metal plate, remind us that the Ghetto residents fought to: Save Humanity, Save Memory, Save lives.

The first part of the event took place at the
Juliusz Słowacki Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Częstochowa

Teachers and students presented the assembled guests with a verbal and musical presentation entitled “To Save”.

During the ceremony, important issues were emphasised regarding the need to remember the history of Polish Jews during the Holocaust and the need to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

The poetic and musical montage, which was prepared and presented, was not only a summary of the project itself, but it was mainly a form of tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.

To watch a video of the event, click HERE.

The event was attended by the head of the Częstochowa Municipal Education Department, Rafał Piotrowski.

Pictured right, (L-R):

  • Chair of the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ, Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska,
  • Częstochowa City Council Deputy Chair and advisor to the Mayor on Jewish community affairs, Jolanta Urbańska,
  • Director of the Juliusz Słowacki Liceum Ogólnokształcące, Malgorzata Kaim and
  • Barbara Jastrzębska-Mucha, daughter of “Righteous among the Nations”, the late Bogdan Jastrzębski, who saved his Jewish girlfriend’s life during the war.


On 11th October 2023, the students of Juliusz Słowacki Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Częstochowa will meet with the students of the Ironi Heh Yitzchak Navon High School from Modi’in, Israel, who will arrive at the Polish high school as part of their journey to Poland.  The relationship between the schools now goes back several years. During the COVID pandemic, student meetings continued to be held via ZOOM.