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82nd anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the ghetto in Płock

82nd anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the ghetto in Płock

On March 1, 2020, the Nobiscum Foundation, courtesy of Susan Keller Mouckley, Sandra Brygart Rodriguez and Arieh Bomzon, presented a film recorded in the summer of 1937 in Płock by Herman and Norton Keller. The premiere of the film took place during a commemorative event […]

Light of Remembrance in the windows of Płock. International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Light of Remembrance in the windows of Płock. International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is commemorated by the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, we especially remember the Jewish residents of our city who were murdered in the Płock ghetto, in Imielnica, in the Działdowo transit […]

Ada Holtzman

Ada Holtzman

Ada Holtzman (1951-2016) was the daughter of Meir Holtzman (1914-1998) and Rywcia (Rywka) nee Gostyński (1914-1969). Her grandfather – Eliahu Holtzman (1866-1923) was married to Rasza née Złotnik (1870-1937), who came from a well-known rabbinical family. Her brother was the Płock rabbi Jona Mordechaj Złotnik. In the summer of 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II, Meir and Rywka Holtzman emigrated to Palestine. Meir Holtzman was a devout socialist, Zionist, leader of the Hashomer Hatzair movement, and founder of Kibbutz Evron in Israel, near the Lebanese border. Ada was born at the end of 1951 in Naharia. In 1978, she graduated from Tel Aviv University, where she studied economics and social sciences. She worked as an analyst and programmer for Alitalia, an Italian global airline.

Ada Holtzman devoted her life to restoring the memory and heritage of the Jews of Gąbin, but also of many Jewish communities in other pre-war Polish cities, including Płock. The website she created “Zchor” or “Memory” is a collection of a lot of information useful for people looking for information about the life and history of Polish Jews.

Ada Holtzman was tirelessly involved in Jewish genealogy, the memory of the Holocaust and reviving the history of the hometown of Meir Holtzman and Rywka née Gostyńska. She was the caretaker of Beit Gombin in Tel Aviv, meticulously cared for the memorial wall composed of plaques with the names of the Gombiners who died in the Shoah. She never stopped saying, “We remember!” and “Never Forget!”.

She died on September 29, 2016. She was buried in Kibbutz Evron.

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

Bolesław Norski-Nożyca

Bolesław Norski-Nożyca

Bolesław Norski-Nożyca was a well-known pre-war cabaret actor, monologist, parodist, author of song lyrics and sketch comedies and singer, who was born in 1904 in Płock as Wolf Nożyca in the family of a merchant, Icek and Tauba Ruchla née Frydman. The Nożyca family lived […]

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. He and his friends Łyk from Nowy Dwór and Budnik with his brother forged the key to a German weapon warehouse, they made an imprint of the key using a piece of bread. Treblinka counted nearly a thousand prisoners, and there was no one to voluntarily enter the weapons warehouse to hand over the weapons. Only Chaskiel Rozenberg and his son Szmul Rozenberg volunteered. They were let into the arsenal with weapons and they issued German automats and grenades to the insurgents through the bars. Chaskiel Rozenberg was the commander of his timber group, and in the underground he was one of the organizers of the uprising in Treblinka. He was killed during the fights. His son, Szmulek, died in the forest during the siege conducted by the Germans from outside the camp, near Treblinka. The Rozenbergs were native Płock residents. In the group of fitters, the commander was a small guy, Rudek Lubraniecki. Lubraniecki, known in Treblinka as “Little Rudek”, died during the fights at his garage in the tunnel. Rudek and the Czech Rudolf made a great panic at the SS men, blowing up a tanker full of gasoline and the oil reserves they had in Treblinka. Ber Gutman, a carpenter from Płock, worked with me in the “Kartoffelkommando”. We demolished the German “Verwaltung” during the uprising. Kryszek, a young boy from Płock, was assigned to set fire to the clothes left behind by our brothers and sisters in Treblinka. He was killed in the camp during the fights”.

In the photo, from left to right: Motek Perelgryc, Marian Płatkiewicz and Rudek Lubraniecki.

May their memory be a blessing!

More information on the history of the Treblinka Uprising: https://polin.pl/en/the-treblinka-uprising

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. […]


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