Henryk (Chaskiel) Szenwic (1906-1943) – electrical engineer. He was a graduate of theKing Władysław Jagiełło Middle School in Płock and the Electrotechnical Institute in Toulouse. He worked on the construction of the Municipal Power Plant in Płock. From 1933 he was a member of “Dionizy […]
81st anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto in Płock. Light of remembrance at the Jewish cemetery
To commemorate the 81st anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto in Płock, we encourage you to light a symbolic candle at the Jewish cemetery on Mickiewicza Street on February 21 – March 1. In this way, let us show our remembrance and respect for […]
Roman Londyński (1830-1890) – doctor of medicine. He was born in Płock on January 15, 1830 in the family of a grain merchant, Zachariasz Londyński. He completed his medical studies in Moscow in 1850. He received his medical doctor degree from the Medical Council of the Kingdom of Poland in 1859. In 1851 he was a district doctor in Lipno, from where he soon moved to Sierpc. In 1852 he was appointed a doctor of the Radzyń poviat. Then he was a medical inspector of the Łomża province. He died on July 24, 1890 in Łomża.
81st anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto in Płock. Premiere of the film “Black skies. The fate of Płock Jews in the years 1941-1945”
As part of the 81st anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto in Płock, the Nobiscum Foundation would like to invite you on 21 February 2022, 12 p.m. CET, to the premiere of the film “Black skies. The fate of Płock Jews in the years […]
Where did Jewish families live in the Płock poviat before the war? We decided to check and research one of the communes – Rogozino. In the records of this commune, kept in the resources of the State Archives in Płock, there are registers of residents […]
Although Nachum Sokołow was born in Wyszogród, he spent his childhood and youth in Płock. The Old market Square, where he lived with his parents and siblings and studied Latin with professor Walenty Masłowski, Synagogalna Street and the Dancygier School, which he attended, the park behind the cathedral church, where he read classics and dreamed of ideals, or the building of the Płock theater, which does not exist today , in which he gave a lecture on the history and activities of the Zionist movement in the 1920s – these are just some of the places associated with “the most important Jew in the world”.
You can now listen to podcasts in Polish, English and Hebrew about Nachum Sokołow prepared by Philip Earl Steele and Jarosław Kociszewski as part of the project devoted to the founders of Zionism from Poland, in which we had the honor to participate recently.
Podcast in Polish:
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You can also read about the project, Nachum Sokołow and his relations with Płock in an article published by Rzeczpospolita (in Polish), Israel Hayom (in Hebrew) and the Times of Israel (in English).
It is worth adding that as part of the project by Philip Earl Steele and Jarosław Kociszewski, texts and podcasts about David Ben Gurion, David Gordon and rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer were published as well.
In the photo, the visit of the president of the World Zionist Organization, Nachum Sokołow, in Poland (with a book in the center) in 1929 (from the collection of the National Digital Archives)
The film “Black skies” of the Nobiscum Foundation with funding of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland
By the decision of the Jan Jagielski Grants Committee operating in the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, the Nobiscum Foundation has received a grant for a project of the film entitled “Black skies. The fate of Płock Jews in the years 1941-1945”. […]
Izrael Wolf Cynamon – teacher, son of Aron Hersz and Estera née Goldszyd, was born on January 1, 1883 in Płock. As a boy, he attended private studies, then he passed the exam at the government middle school in Płock and received a certificate of primary school teacher on February 3, 1903. He started his professional career in the private school of Mrs. Rajek, attended by 50-60 children. He had to interrupt this work on December 31, 1904 due to the necessity of military service. In the years 1905–1907 he served as a private in the 3rd Finnish Rifle Regiment. His duties included, among others teaching illiterate military personnel. From January 2, 1908 to September 1, 1910, he independently ran a private primary school in Płońsk, and was also its owner. In the meantime, Izrael married Szprynca Złotnik, with whom he had two children – Chana Nacha and Nachman. In the school year 1910/1911 Izrael Wolf taught at the Talmud Torah in Płock, then at a Jewish elementary school. On August 1, 1915, he was nominated for a teacher at the town school, and on October 1, 1917 – for the public elementary school No. 4 in Płock. On July 14, 1920, he entered the Polish Army as a volunteer, serving in the 6th Infantry Regiment of the Legions of Józef Piłsudski. In September 1920, he participated in the battles of Lida and Sejny. In November of that year, he was dismissed from service, for which he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the War of 1918–1921. In 1922, he passed an exam in humanities in Płońsk and obtained full professional qualifications. He was professionally associated with the public elementary school no. 4 in Płock until its liquidation in September 1931, and for the last two years of its existence he was the head of the school. On May 12, 1938, he was awarded the Bronze Medal for Long Service, and on November 11, 1938 – the Silver Medal for Long Service.
Polish schools in tribute to the American people in memory of the 150th anniversary of the independence of the United States
In 1926, a great campaign was organized in Poland to collect signatures with wishes in tribute to the American people in memory of the 150th anniversary of the independence of the United States. This event was attended, among others, by schools in Płock, including the […]