The Monument to Szmul Zygielbojm

“I cannot remain silent and I cannot live when the remains of the Jewish people in Poland are lost”, that was the words of the farewell letter of Szmul Zygielbojm, a member of the Bund, a councillor of Warsaw and Łódź, and a member of the Polish National Council in London. There, he committed suicide on May 12 or 13, 1943 in protest against the Inaction of the Allies against the genocide of the Jews. His story is brought closer by Hanna Dzielińska (Hanka Warszawianka), journalist and tourist guide, in the third part of ‘Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto’, dedicated to the Monument to Szmul Zygielbojm.

‘Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto’ is a film series of 16 short guided tours presenting the history of places and people associated with them. The following places will be presented: Umschlagplatz; Anielewicz Mound; Szmul Zygielbojm Monument; Monument of the Ghetto Heroes; Grzybowski Square; Mariańska Street and the Nursing School; Nożyk Synagogue; Great Synagogue at Tłomackie Street; Nalewki Street; Femina Cinema Theater; Courts at Leszno Street; Chłodna Street; Waliców Street; The Jewish Cemetery at Okopowa Street, and the Bersohn and Bauman Hospital – the place where the permanent exhibition of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum will be created.

The series presentation accompanies the commemoration of 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto borders closing, organized by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and TSKŻ – the Social and Cultural Society of Jews in Poland. The main events took place on November 16, 2020.