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Julian Stryjkowski

Julian Stryjkowski

Julian Stryjkowski (before the war known as Pesach Stark) (1905-1996) – writer, author of, among others the novels “Głosy w ciemności” [“Voices in Darkness”] (1956), “Austeria” (1966), “Sen Azrila” [“Azril’s Dream”] (1975), “Czarna róża” [“Black Rose”] (1962), “Przybysz z Narbony” [“Stranger from Narbonne”] (1978). He […]

Chana Sura Klejn

Chana Sura Klejn

Chana Sura Klejn (born in 1912 in Płock) – teacher, daughter of Jojne and Chana Rojza. A graduate of the Zofia Bukowiecka State Teachers’ College for Women in Płock (she received the diploma of a primary school teacher in 1931). She was the head of […]

Leon Kaufman

Leon Kaufman

Leon Kaufman was born in 1872 in Pawłów (formerly the property of Strachacz), on the estate of his grandfather Wolf Kaufman. He was the son of the trader Moszek Aron and Hinda née Kirsztejn. Before 1875, Leon, together with his sister Łucja and his parents, moved to his mother’s hometown – Płock, where he lived in a tenement house at 6 Grodzka Street.

He studied in Wojciech Gerson’s Drawing Class in Warsaw, the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and at the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1902 he settled permanently in France. He participated, among others in the exhibitions of the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, the Society for the Protection of Jewish Children, the exhibitions of the Autumn Salon in Paris, Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and Salon des Tuileries. He has also exhibited in London, Venice, Vienna, Rome and Milan.

He died on May 27, 1933 in Louveciennes, France.

Lejb Abrahamowicz Rakowski

Lejb Abrahamowicz Rakowski

Lejb Abrahamowicz Rakowski (around 1817-1893) – a rabbi of Płock, an outstanding Talmudist. Son of Abram and Paja. His wife was Fajga née Horwitz (approx. 1818-1878), daughter of Moszek Chaim and Cypra née Frenkiel, with whom he had sons Abba Józef (born 1857), Jankiel Moszek […]

Juda Lejb Złotnik

Juda Lejb Złotnik

Juda Lejb Złotnik (1888-1962) – rabbi, son of Abram Icek and Chana Nacha née Lisser. He was the half-brother of rabbi Jonasz Markus Złotnik (1858-1922). In Płock, he attended one of the cheders and graduated from the rabbinical seminary in Olsztyn. In 1910, he passed […]

Chaskiel Lipszyc

Chaskiel Lipszyc

Chaskiel Lipszyc (1857-1932) – rabbi, Talmudist, writer and social activist. The son of Rabbi Hillel and Chaja, he came from the Eastern Borderlands. From 1887 he was a rabbi in Jurburg, then in Bausk. In the years 1894-1906 he was a rabbi in Płock. He was a co-founder of the Jewish Charity Society. During his stay in Płock, he wrote a work entitled Hamidrasz Wehamaase, containing comments on the Torah. From 1906 he was a rabbi in Kalisz. In 1918 he was elected to the Kalisz Town Council. He was a member of the presidium of the Jewish Agency in Paris, president of the National Association of Rabbis in Poland, chairman of the organization “Lina Hacedek” and an honorary member of the board of “Moszaw Zkejnim” (Old People’s House). He died on March 21, 1932 and was buried in the new Jewish cemetery in Kalisz.

Bibliography:

Przedpełski J., Stefański J., Żydzi płoccy w dziejach miasta, Płock 2012

Jonasz Markus Złotnik

Jonasz Markus Złotnik

Jonasz Markus Złotnik (1858-1922) – son of a trader from Wyszogród and owner of an oil mill, Abram Icek Złotnik and Necha nee Walfisz, a Rabbi of Płock in 1908-1922, a social activist. He passed the exam to become a rabbi on January 18, 1890. […]

Salomea Kempner

Salomea Kempner

She was part of the group gathered by the creator of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Salomea Kempner, a doctor and psychoanalyst from Płock, was born in 1880 to the family of Mojżesz Hersz and Ella Ruchla nee Margulies. She studied medicine at the universities of Bern, […]

The history of the Jewish cemeteries and the mikveh of Płock in the series “Płock within your reach”

The history of the Jewish cemeteries and the mikveh of Płock in the series “Płock within your reach”

The third episode of the series “Płock within your reach”, which the Nobiscum Foundation is preparing thanks to the funding received from the Grant Fund for Płock, is devoted to the history of Jewish cemeteries and the mikveh in Płock – the most important, next to synagogues, places associated with the local Jewish community.

The film is available in Polish, with Polish and English subtitles on our Facebook, Youtube and Vimeo channels.

 

Ryfka Goldkind

Ryfka Goldkind

Ryfka Goldkind (born 1902) – daughter of Wolf Dawid and Estera Czosnek, a dentist (she received her diploma in Warsaw in 1925). Her office was located at 3 Kolegialna Street. Ryfka’s husband was Abram Mordka (Adam) Goldkind (born 1896), son of Icek and Tema née […]


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