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 […]
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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 […]
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 came from the city of Stryj in Ukraine, he was the son of melamed Cwi Rosenmann and Chana née Stark. He graduated from the Jan Kazimierz University in Lviv with a doctoral degree, then in the years 1932-1933 he was a Polish language teacher at the Jewish Coeducational Middle School of Humanities in Płock at 28 Kolegialna Street. From 1934 he was associated with the Communist Party of Western Ukraine, for which in 1935- 1936 he was imprisoned. He then moved to Warsaw, where he started working in a bookstore, and also published in the pages of “Młody świat”. During World War II, he was in the USSR. After the war, he was the editor of the Polish Press Agency. In the years 1954-1978 he was professionally associated with the monthly “Twórczość”. In 1975 he was one of the signatories of “Letter 59”. Laureate of the A. Jurzykowski Foundation Prize in New York (1979), Stanisław Vincenz Award (1986) and the Jan Parandowski Polish PEN Club Award (1993).
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 (born 1863), Szoel Zelman (born 1865) and daughter Paja Basza (born 1861). He was a rabbi in the town of Stawiski, then he was appointed as the rabbi of Płock in 1864, and again in 1867. During his rabbinate, the Izaak Fogel Jewish Hospital was created, and Lejb Abrahamowicz Rakowski helped raise funds for this purpose. He also introduced modern teaching methods in Płock cheders and modernized the seat of the Talmud-Torah. In 1880 he was dismissed from his position of rabbi in Płock and took up the rabbinate in Marijampole.
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 […]
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. Initially, he was a rabbi in Szreńsk (from 1891), then in Zakroczym (from 1895). He was one of the founders of the Mizrachi party and a co-founder of the Jewish Coeducational Middle School for Humanities in Płock, as well as the president of the Committee for Aid to Jews in Płock. In 1920, he was a board member of the Płock Children’s Aid Committee.
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, […]