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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 […]

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 […]

Abram Mojżesz Widawski

Abram Mojżesz Widawski

Abram Mojżesz Widawski – a doctor of internal medicine, was born on May 21, 1893 as the son of Mendel and Masza née Płockier. He graduated from medical studies in 1925 in Warsaw. Initially, he practiced in Wyszogród. Abram Mojżesz Widawski’s wife was Dyna Ryfka née Sztern. Their son Leon was born in Wyszogród (March 3, 1928). From 1931 to 1940, the Widawski family lived in Płock at 15 Bielska Street in the house of Moszek Aron Sadzawka. Abram Mojżesz Widawski was the owner of the neighboring tenement house at number 17. During World War II, Abram Mojżesz Widawski with his wife and son was deported by the German occupation authorities to Częstochowa. He died in early 1942 of typhus, as did his wife Dyna Ryfka (in April of the same year) and son Leon (in the first half of March of the same year).

Regina Ber

Regina Ber

Regina Ber – born on November 4, 1909 as the daughter of Chaskiel and Dwojra nee Wajnrajch, sister of doctor Artur Ber. She was a dentist (she graduated in 1933). Her dentist office was located at 18 Sienkiewicza Street (currently 38 Sienkiewicza Street). Regina’s husband […]

The synagogues of Płock – first episode of the series “Płock within your reach”

The synagogues of Płock – first episode of the series “Płock within your reach”

A few days ago, the first episode of the series “Płock within your reach”, produced by the Nobiscum Foundation thanks to the funding from the Grant Fund for Płock, had its premiere. Gabriela Nowak-Dąbrowska discusses the history of the synagogues of Płock, of which one […]

Gustaw Cyprys

Gustaw Cyprys

Gustaw (Gecel) Cyprys (1906-?) – an ophthalmologist. Son of Józef Chaim and Sura nee Fogel. He studied medicine in France at the University of Montpellier. In the 1930s, he worked at the Jewish Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Czyste in Warsaw.

He was murdered by the Germans during World War II.

The Marienstras family

The Marienstras family

Doctor Matias (Mateusz) Marienstras (Mariański) was born on September 22, 1900 in Płock. He was the son of Moszek (Mikołaj) and Maria née Krykus. He had two brothers – Wilhelm, who was also a doctor, Maksymilian – a pharmacist by profession, and sister Franciszka (married […]

Dalet. Remembrance in sound

Dalet. Remembrance in sound

On February 21, on the 80th anniversary of the first deportation of Jews from the Płock ghetto, the album Dalet by the Płock trio Schröttersburg was released. Both the release date and the title of the album are not accidental – Michał, bassist and vocalist […]

Matias Marienstras

Matias Marienstras

Matias Marienstras (Mateusz Mariański) (1900-1957) – doctor of medicine. He was born on September 22 in Płock. He was the son of a merchant from Warsaw, Moszek and Sura née Krykus. He had two brothers – Wilhelm, who was also a doctor by profession, and Maksymilian – a pharmacist, and a sister, Franciszka (married name: Sztabholc).

In his youth he was a member of Makabi and chairman of the canoeing section of the association. He graduated with honors from the Stefan Batory University in Vilnius. He received his diploma on July 3, 1929 (specialization: ENT and surgery). Until 1932, he was associated with the Vilnius university, where he lectured. He received diplomas of a doctor of all medical sciences and of the Institute of Physical Education in Warsaw.

In 1932, he married Kazimiera Butkiewicz (born 1902), the daughter of Matylda and Otto, who was a pianist by education. After the wedding, Matias Marienstras moved to Płock with his wife. Professionally, he was associated with the Izaak Fogel Jewish Hospital. He ran a private ENT office at 10 Kolegialna Street. He was a member of the Płock department of the Hygienic Society.

Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, he and his wife moved to Warsaw. His son Grzegorz Janusz (Zvi) was born here. During the occupation, he stayed with his family in Vilnius, and then in Grodno, where throughout the war he actively supported partisan units fighting against the Nazi occupiers, including secretly providing medical assistance to wounded soldiers.

In 1947 he returned to Poland and settled with his family in Gdańsk. He worked as an ENT specialist and doctor in Gdańsk schools. He also treated divers who excavated ships sunk in the Gulf of Gdańsk during World War II. Then he moved with his family to Warsaw, where he worked as a medical school inspector and a doctor for an orphanage in Śródborów. In 1952, he emigrated with his family to Israel. Until the end of his life he worked in his profession (including practice in the cities of Afula and Hadera). He died on March 13, 1957 as a result of a stroke.

The Medical Society of Płock

The Medical Society of Płock

The Jews of Płock, apart from creating their own social organizations, took an active part in the activities of many others operating in the town. An example may be the Medical Society of Płock, where doctors of Jewish origin were involved, many of whom were […]


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