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The book “Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. Charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews” available from 14 November

The book “Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. Charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews” available from 14 November

November 14, 2022 is the date of the premiere of the latest book published by the Nobiscum Foundation – “Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. Charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews” by Gabriela Nowak-Dąbrowska. The 340-page publication is a presentation of selected initiatives undertaken by the Jews of […]

Fiszel Gerszon Nordenberg

Fiszel Gerszon Nordenberg

Fiszel Gerszon Nordenberg was born on November 1, 1895, in the family of a merchant Daniel Dawid Nordenberg and Hinda Michla Fliderblum, in a house at number 41 on the former Szeroka Street. Neil Bass recalls his grandfather: On August 5, 1917, in the wake […]

Online exhibition “Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. The charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews”

Online exhibition “Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. The charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews”

The online exhibition “Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. The charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews” is now available:

Rachmonim bnei rachmonim - see the exhibition

https://jewishplock.eu/en/rachmonim-bnei-rachmonim-en/

Organizer of the exhibition:

The partner of the exhibition is the State Archives in Płock.

The exhibition is part of the program of this year’s European Days of Jewish Culture:

https://jewisheritage.org/event/rachmonim-bnei-rachmonim-the-charity-and-philanthropy-of-plock-jews

New edition of the guidebook “In the footsteps of Płock Jews” available from 28 August

New edition of the guidebook “In the footsteps of Płock Jews” available from 28 August

The Nobiscum Foundation is happy to announce the premiere of the second edition of the guidebook “In the footsteps of Płock Jews” by Gabriela Nowak-Dąbrowska, which will be available from August 28 thanks to funding we received from the City of Płock. The first edition […]

79th anniversary of the outbreak of the Treblinka Uprising. Heroes from Płock in the uprising

79th anniversary of the outbreak of the Treblinka Uprising. Heroes from Płock in the uprising

August 2, 2022 marks the 79th anniversary of the outbreak of the uprising in Treblinka. Marian Płatkiewicz recalled: “People from Płock were a pillar of the uprising. Motek Perelgryc, citizen of Płock, a bicycle mechanic. He worked in Treblinka as a tinsmith and repaired bicycles. […]

Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. The charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews – online exhibition from 4 September

Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. The charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews – online exhibition from 4 September

In connection with this year’s European Days of Jewish Culture, the Nobiscum Foundation organizes an online exhibition entitled “Rachmonim bnei rachmonim. The charity and philanthropy of Płock Jews”. The exhibition, in Polish and English, will be available through the JewishPlock.eu website from 4 September 2022.

The charity of Płock’s community has a long tradition. An important part of its history is the activity of Płock Jews in this field, who contributed to the history of our city for over 700 years. The Jews living in our town carried out various charitable and philanthropic activities: they gave alms to the poor members of the community, founded brotherhoods dealing with charity work, education, visiting the sick and organizing funerals. On the initiative of people with great hearts and minds, institutions such as the Izaak Fogel Jewish Hospital, a shelter for the elderly and the disabled, an orphanage, cheap kitchens and loan offices were created. With the poorest children and orphans in mind, the representatives of the Płock Jewish community established and maintained the Talmud-Torah religious school. In 1902, the Jewish Charity Society began its activity, the aim of which was to provide funds for the improvement of material and moral well-being, to provide clothing, food, financial support, activities or services, supplying the poor with medical supplies, placing them in hospitals, shelters, setting up cheap kitchens, tea rooms, work houses,an infirmary, dormitories and shelters. Among the wealthy Jewish families in Płock, there were none that hesitated to help the members of the community in need. Doctors, merchants, bankers, teachers, rabbis, industrialists and lawyers – all were involved in activities, supported by many social activists who remain unknown by their names.

It should be emphasized that women were involved in charity and philanthropic activities as well, taking up various initiatives to improve the fate of the poor people of Płock. Although their activities remained overshadowed by the activity of men for a long time, they played an important role, among others, helping obstetricians, caring for the sick, collecting funds for interest-free loans and donations for the poorest, setting up cheap kitchens and nurseries.

The exhibition will include, among others, documents from the collection of the State Archives in Płock. The exhibition will present selected initiatives undertaken by Płock Jews from the second half of the 19th century, as well as Jewish benefactors, philanthropists, and extraordinary people, selflessly working for the good of their community. In 2022, which marks the 150th anniversary of establishment of one of the most important initiatives of Płock Jews – the Izaak Fogel Jewish Hospital, as well as the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish Charity Society, it is worth to commemorate Jewish activists whose activities can still inspire all those who are close to the ethos of social activism.

The partner of the exhibition is the State Archives in Płock.

The exhibition is part of the program of this year’s European Days of Jewish Culture:

https://jewisheritage.org/event/rachmonim-bnei-rachmonim-the-charity-and-philanthropy-of-plock-jews

9 Kolegialna Street (Palace of the Flatau family)

9 Kolegialna Street (Palace of the Flatau family)

The Renaissance-style tenement house at 9 Kolegialna Street was built in 1885-1886 by Anna Flatau née Heyman (1838-1898) and her husband Ludwik (1829-1890) – a grain merchant, industrialist and owner of a banker’s office. Both Anna and Ludwik were well-known philanthropists in Płock,  founders of […]

Cyrla (Czesława) Graubart

Cyrla (Czesława) Graubart

Cyrla (Czesława) Graubart was born on March 29, 1894, as the daughter of Szoel Bruzda and Sura Maria née Fabjan. In 1911, she graduated from a 7-grade government middle school in Warsaw. In December of that year, after passing the exam, she received a certificate […]

Natan Graubart

Natan Graubart

On May 13, 1886, Natan Graubart was born in Płock – he was the chairman of the Talmud-Torah religious school committee, a merchant, owner of a seed store and the president of the Cooperative Loan Bank in Płock. Natan Graubart was also the treasurer of the local branch of the Society for the Promotion of Professional and Agricultural Work among Jews “ORT”, which was established in Płock in 1938. “ORT” organized tailoring courses for men and women, courses for shoe makers as well as knitting, underwear and corset manufacturing courses.

Natan Graubart was born in the family of Szyja and Sura Ryfka née Luszyński. His first wife was Chaja aka Helena née Landau (1891-1920), with whom he had two daughters: Jadwiga (born on September 23, 1918) and Zofia (born on December 16, 1919). In 1925 he married Cyrla aka Czesława Bruzda (born 1894). The couple had two sons – Saul Jehoszua (born January 14, 1927) and Aleksander (born March 24, 1930).

Chiel Bieżuński

Chiel Bieżuński

Chiel (Jechiel) Majer Bieżuński (born 1888 in Płock), teacher, son of Natan and Gitla nee Gombiner. He graduated from the provincial midle school in Płock, then continued private education in high school. He graduated from the Helena Kuczalska School of Swedish Gymnastics and Massage and […]


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