A very special event organized by survivor Dr. Leon Weintraub and Mayor Andrzej Piatkowski
took place on August 19th, 2008 at the gate of the Jewish Cemetery in Dobra, Poland.
Dr. Leon Weintraub
cuts the ribbon
The Monument at the
Place of Remembrance.
Kaddish recited at
the opening ceremony
Looking at the
View of the matzevot
Dr. Leon Weintraub is a Holocaust survivor whose mother was born in Dobra. It was his passion to create a Place of Remembrance in Dobra (near Turek) for the Jewish population of this town, especially those who perished in the Holocaust. A large Jewish community for centuries, Dobra's Jewish residents had numbered more than 50% of the town's population. It was Leon Weintraub's vision to create a prominent place to commemorate the history of these people.
here to read
Dr. Leon Weintraub's speech presented at the ceremony
that explains the history and development of the project to create
The Place of Remembrance at the site of the Jewish Cemetery in Dobra
that had been destroyed by the Nazis.
Click here to see a copy of the invitation to the ceremony.
Click here to see the plan for the monument and map of the area.
Click here to see a list of contributors to the Place of Remembrance.
Dobra Descendants in July 2004
In July 2004, Leon Weintraub (front row, left) and several Dobra descendants met in Dobra and discussed the project.
Click here to read about the background of the project.
Movie of the Opening Ceremony
[All photographs provided by Dr. Leon Weintraub.]
April 22, 2009.
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