A Matzevah of Remembrance unveiled in Błonie

Yesterday, in front of the Blonie Museum, we officially unveiled the ‘Matzevah of Remembrance’ memorial commemorating the Jews from Blonie and the surrounding area who were murdered by the German occupiers between 1940 and 1943.

The memorial, dedicated to the memory of over 2100 Jews murdered in the local ghetto and in the German death camp Treblinka II, was unveiled by Albert Stankowski, Director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, Dr Mateusz Szpytma, Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Zenon Reszka, Mayor of Błonie and Romuald Reszka. Rabbi Icchak Rapoport and Rev. Canon Tadeusz Gałecki, parish priest of the Holy Trinity Parish in Błonie, recited a prayer for the dead. Flowers were laid at the monument by all delegations present.

We would like to thank the representatives of the local government, the many young people and all the guests present for their presence at the event.

This is the fifth ‘Matzevah of Remembrance’ to be unveiled as part of a project to restore the memory of local Jewish communities.

Matzevah of Remembrance (Macewa Pamięci) is a project co-created by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum and the Institute of National Remembrance, which aims to promote knowledge about the life, struggle and extermination of Polish Jews in the ghettos of German-occupied Poland. The socio-educational action consists of commemorating Holocaust victims in towns and cities in the Mazovia region where ghettos were located. The first Macewa Pamięci was unveiled in 2022 in Józefów Biłgorajski.