Excavations in the Krasiński Garden

During excavation work on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto, a group of archaeologists led by Dr. Jacek Konik of the WGM found, among other things, a silver memorial plaque to Nachum Morgenstern.

From 16 to 22 October 2021, the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, in cooperation with the A. Gieysztor Academy in Pułtusk (AFiB Vistula), conducted excavations on the northern boundary of the Krasiński Garden on the western side of the pre-war axis of Wałowa St. During the World War II this area was part of the Warsaw Ghetto. The excavations conducted by the Museum were a direct result of Polish-American non-invasive archaeological research (geophysical research) in the area of the Warsaw Ghetto conducted by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum together with Christoph Newport University in July and August 2021. Students of the A. Gieysztor Academy and prof. Philip Reeder from Pittsburgh (USA) and Dr. Alastair McClymont from Calgary (Canada).

Among the many interesting finds, the team’s attention was drawn to a silver plaque commemorating Rabbi Nachum Morgenstern, donated by his son. We are pleased to announce that after a fortunately short search, we have found Rabbi Morgenstern’s tombstone in the Jewish cemetery on ul. Okopowa in Warsaw. Memory has conquered death.