Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Jedwabne pogrom

July 11 marked the 80th anniversary of the Jedwabne pogrom – the murder of nearly 400 representatives of the local Jewish community on July 10, 1941.

The ceremony was attended by: Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland Paweł Czerwiński, Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Contacts with the Jewish Diaspora Jarosław Nowak, Head of the Senate Chancellery Adam Niemczewski, Ombudsman Adam Bodnar, Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, former Israeli Ambassador to Poland Szewach Weiss, the Chargé d’Affaires of Israel in Poland Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon, representatives of the German Embassy and the U.S. State Department, Bishop Rafał Markowski – Chairman of the Council for Religious Dialogue and the Committee for Dialogue with Judaism of the Polish Bishops’ Conference.

On behalf of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum team, Director Albert Stanowski laid a wreath at the monument commemorating the victims of the Jedwabne crime.