Solemn burial of the Holocaust victims’ remains at the Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw

Today, September 14 at 11:00 a.m., at the Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, there was a solemn burial of the Holocaust victims’ remains, found in July this year during renovation works in the area of the former Warsaw ghetto.

On July 19, 2021, human remains were found during the maintenance of the basement of a residential house at Miła Street in Warsaw. They were below the level of modern cellars in the rubble of tenement houses located in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. The One Muranów Foundation informed the Police, the Rabbinical Commission for Cemeteries and the Jewish Community in Warsaw about this fact. The discovered remains were secured by police technicians and representatives of the Rabbinic Commission for Cemeteries. After carrying out the necessary steps, the Prosecutor handed over the remains of the victims of the Holocaust to the Jewish side in order to enable their burial in accordance with the Jewish tradition.

The ceremony was attended by members of the Jewish Community in Warsaw, the Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich and Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis, also representatives of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum: press spokeswoman Katarzyna Brzezińska and scientific expert, Rabbi David Berman.