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83rd anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the ghetto in Płock. Announcement of a new publication

83rd anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the ghetto in Płock. Announcement of a new publication

The cold winter of 1941. Against the background of a neglected building on Kwiatka Street in Płock, six people stand in the snow. Chawa Papierczyk – a young woman with dark, smoothly combed hair, parted in the middle. A smile appears on her face. All […]

Kwiatka Street. The 6th guidebook by the Nobiscum Foundation to be published this year

Kwiatka Street. The 6th guidebook by the Nobiscum Foundation to be published this year

Thanks to co-funding of the City of Płock, this autumn our new guidebook by Gabriela Nowak-Dąbrowska will be published, this time dedicated to Kwiatka Street! We are preparing the publication in connection with the 150th anniversary of birth of Józef Kwiatek – a socialist activist, […]

New permanent exhibition and the Memorial Wall in the Treblinka Museum

New permanent exhibition and the Memorial Wall in the Treblinka Museum

On 1 February 2024, at a meeting organized at the Jewish Historical Institute, the director of the institute, Monika Krawczyk, and the director of the Treblinka Museum, Edward Kopówka, signed an agreement on cooperation in creating the museum’s permanent exhibition. The opening is scheduled for the 83rd anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising in Treblinka, on August 2, 2026.

The team responsible for developing the exhibition will be led by Prof. Andrzej Żbikowski. The new museum will include a Memorial Wall, the preparation of which will be the work of Ewa Teleżyńska-Sawicka and Paweł Sawicki from the Memory of Treblinka Foundation, which collects and promotes knowledge about the camp, collects existing accounts of witnesses and survivors, and publishes the names of people, who were murdered in Treblinka.

There will be approximately 120,000 names on the Memorial Wall, including the names of Jews from Płock.

 

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

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

On January 27, on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in 1945, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held. This day was designated by the UN General Assembly on November 1, 2005. For many years, the Shalom Foundation has been inviting people […]

150th birth anniversary of Józef Kwiatek

150th birth anniversary of Józef Kwiatek

Exactly 150 years ago, on January 22, 1874, born in Płock was Józef Kwiatek – socialist activist, journalist and the patron of the street that was once the heart of the Jewish district. His biography can be found on the JewishPlock.eu website: https://jewishplock.eu/en/jozef-kwiatek-en/  

80th anniversary of the Sobibór Uprising

80th anniversary of the Sobibór Uprising

On October 14, 1943, an uprising of prisoners led by Aleksander “Sasza” Peczerski broke out in the German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór. One of the participants of the rebellion was Moshe Bahir (Szklarek) from Płock (1927-2002). As he recalled years later, the Sobibór camp had only one task – to murder as many Jews as possible in the shortest possible time. According to his account, there were several cases of resistance in the camp, including one at the end of 1942: a transport of women arrived, they stood naked before going to the “baths”, many of them with children in their arms. At one point they attacked the Germans and Ukrainian guards with milk bottles, punched and scratched them. The attacked guards became furious and fired a series of shots at the women.

On October 14, 1943, the conspirators killed several SS men, and several hundred prisoners began a chaotic escape. About 300 Jews managed to escape to the nearby forest. The number of participants of the uprising who managed to survive the war is estimated at about 40-70 people.

 

Exhibition “Szenwic. The story of a family” now available online!

Exhibition “Szenwic. The story of a family” now available online!

Our exhibition “Szenwic. The story of one family” is now available online! The exhibition prepared by the Nobiscum Foundation presents the history of members of a Jewish family associated with Płock since the beginning of the 19th century. The exhibition includes family photographs and documents […]

The guidebook “In the footsteps of Jewish artists from Płock” available from September 5

The guidebook “In the footsteps of Jewish artists from Płock” available from September 5

The Nobiscum Foundation would like to invite everyone to read a new guidebook that we have published. The publication entitled “In the footsteps of Jewish artists from Płock” by Gabriela Nowak-Dąbrowska, published thanks to the co-funding of the City of Płock, is dedicated to Jewish […]

Jewish women of Płock in the face of the Polish-Bolshevik war. New publication of the Nobiscum Foundation

Jewish women of Płock in the face of the Polish-Bolshevik war. New publication of the Nobiscum Foundation

We are pleased to inform you that our new publication – “Jewish women of pre-war Płock. Part I” – is now available (in Polish).

Full of energy, strength, passion and determination, women have always played an important role in the history of Płock. Many of them can still be extremely inspiring for the next generations of girls and women. We, as the Nobiscum Foundation, are also trying to restore the memory of Jewish women associated with Płock.

The publication by Gabriela Nowak-Dąbrowska was based on archival materials stored in the State Archives in Płock and information contained in students’ personal files in the collection of the Archives of the University of Warsaw. We hope that it will allow us to recover the forgotten herstories of our city, bring the pre-war residents of Płock of Jewish origin out of oblivion, and encourage you to tour the city in their footsteps.

In the first part, we present 10 women. What they have in common is courage, dedication and commitment in various fields in the face of the Polish-Bolshevik war.

The publication is now available for sale for PLN 15 at the Płock Local Tourist Organization (8 Old Market Square) and by mail order at the Nobiscum Foundation (contact: info@fundacjanobiscum.eu)

Szenwic. The story of a family – an exhibition by the Nobiscum Foundation starts 2 September

Szenwic. The story of a family – an exhibition by the Nobiscum Foundation starts 2 September

The exhibition entitled “Szenwic. The story of a family” prepared by the Nobiscum Foundation will present the history of members of a Jewish family associated with Płock since the beginning of the 19th century. The board exhibition will consist of family photographs and documents, among […]


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