COMMEMORATION CEREMONIES IN BIALYSTOK
18 AUGUST 2008
View Video of Ceremony at Ghetto Memorial here [Speech by Ambassador David Peleg in English]
View Video of interview with Ghetto Survivor Ewa Krakowska here [in Polish]
See photos of Ceremony on Bialystok City Website here
Report from Lucja Lisowska
Representative of the Jewish Community of Warsaw
Resident of Bialystok
Friend of BIALYGen
Speeches were made at the Zabia Street Ghetto Memorial (former site of the Ghetto Cemetery)
Dedication of the park, the former Ghetto Cemetery, to Mordrchaj Tenenbaum, leader of the Bialystok Ghetto Resistance
Placing of flowers and candles on the Monument to the Bialystok Ghetto by Israeli Bialystokers, Ambasador David Peleg, and Lucy Lisowska - A large Israeli and Jewish group of visitors sang Israeli songs by the monument
At the Ceremony were also Zeev Balgaly, Ewa Kracowski and many many Bialystokers from Israel and USA as well as Vice President of the Jewish Community from Warsaw, Grazyna Majer.
An Account of the Commemoration
by Jolanta Kowalewska
a woman from Sokoly interested in Jewish history of Poland and Jewish-Polish relations
provided to BIALYGen by Robert Becker
Monday, 18th August. We have another sunny and very hot day in Bialystok. It is almost noon, when I and Pawel (Jolanta's son) reach Zabia street. We are going pass a police car and finally come up the people, gathered nearby the monument of the Bialystok Ghetto Heroes, and waiting for the ceremony. We can see the group of Jews from Israel, all of them are wearing the white jackets with the big blue David's stars on the back of them. It is not very crowded here, as usual, but I think there are a little bit more people today than two and three years ago, both - Jews and Poles.
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