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11.12.2020 | Redaktor
Templer family

Not so long ago, Arolsen Archive has made some of its collections available on-line, and today I will share information which made it possible to recreate the history of the Templers, who lived in Brzesko at least from the end of the 18th century and, as it turned out, were related to Kohane-Manheimer family (there […]

30.11.2020 | Redaktor
Dov Landau: my Brzesko

Finally I can share with you something absolutely unique – the film by Mateusz Kudła “Dov Landau: my Brzesko”. Mr. Landau turned 92 in August; he is the only living Holocaust survivor from Brzesko. In May and June 2019 we (myself, Mateusz Kudła and cameraman Łukasz Herod) spent good several hours In Brzesko together with […]

25.10.2020 | Redaktor
Monument at the grave of the murdered Jewish family

On Sunday, October 18, 2020 we unveiled the monument on the grave of a Jewish family murdered during the war in Poręba Spytkowska forest. Due to the general epidemiological situation, we could not organize a major ceremony. But although there were only a handful of us, we did what was the most important: we commemorated […]

04.10.2020 | Redaktor
Project “We know your names” IV edition, September 2020

The closing ceremony of the 4th edition of “We know your names” project dedicated to commemoration of the pre-war Jewish community of Brzesko and vicinity, took place in Brzesko on September 29, 2020. The project under the patronage of the Brzesko mayor Tomasz Latocha was co-organized by the Municipal Cultural Center and the Association “Memory […]

03.10.2020 | Redaktor
March of Remembrance-2020: video

Commemorative events “Brzesko: bond of memory” were organized in Brzesko on September 13, 2020. A longer article about it can be read at Mr Marek Kołdras made an excellent short video summarizing these events, and you can see it now with English subtitles.

27.09.2020 | Redaktor
Tombstone of Pinkas Cizer

Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom HaShoah, was celebrated on April 21 in 2020. I went to the Jewish cemetery in Brzesko on that day to light candles by the mass graves. Every spring we start cleaning the cemetery – collect garbage, cut overgrown bushes. However, this year, due to the epidemic, we could not invite people […]

27.09.2020 | Redaktor
Matzeva of Henoch Klapholz

Henoch Klapholz was one of the most distinguished Brzesko Jews, city Mayor in years 1898-1906. It’s due to his efforts, that the city was rebuilt after the great fire of 1904. You can read more about Henoch Klapholz and his family in the article at this website. From the moment we started taking care of […]

20.09.2020 | Redaktor
Update on commemoration, September 2020

In March 2019 we learnt the story of a Jewish family which had been shot in Poręba Spytkowska forest in 1944. Aleksandra Kotra, Kamila Mamica and Magdalena Piech, students of Brzesko high school, wrote about it when taking part in our project “We know your names”. Because of coronavirus work on commemoration of this grave […]

14.09.2020 | Redaktor
Brzesko: bond of memory 2020

Commemorative events “Brzesko: bond of memory” were organized in Brzesko on September 13, 2020, on the 78th anniversary of the liquidation of Brzesko ghetto This year we had special guests in Brzesko, the Ambassador of Israel in Poland, Mr. Alexander Ben Zvi and his wife. The city Mayor of Brzesko Tomasz Latocha and myself had […]

08.08.2020 | Redaktor
Abraham Brandsdorfer

It will be a unique story which became possible due to Mr. Marek Sukiennik who shared a photo that he had bought at an auction a few years ago. The photo shows an elderly Jew; it was taken in April 1915 and there is an inscription (in German): “Przyborów, 4.15. Old Jew Abraham”. Przyborów is […]