The Holocaust: Plonsk Poland

At the outbreak of World War II there were about 6,000 Jews in Plonsk, but others estimated 8,200. The German army occupied the town September 3rd 1939. Some Jewish men were sent to the forced-labor camp of Nosarzewo, and Jewish women to the forced labor camp in Spierc.  Few of them survived. A closed ghetto was established in May 1941. The Jewish Community was liquidated when12,000 Jews from Plonsk and the vicinity were sent to Auschwitz in four transports between November 1st and December 5th 1942. After the war, the Jewish community was not reconstituted. Organizations of former residents of Plonsk are active in Israel, the United States, and Argentina. Link to US Holocaust Memorial Museum related information.

Deportation of Jews from Plonsk, 1942

This picture was send to Ana by Scott Sugarman. It was taken by an individual who took the the photo during the deportation of the Jews from Plonsk to Auschwicz in 1942, and was sent to his grandfather who was a survivor. It is not from a book. This is the first time that this picture will be viewed by the world's Jewish people.

Deportation from Plonsk during the Holocaust

Jews escaping from the nazis in Plonsk

This picture shows Jewish persons running when the germans wanted to transport them to the Camps. 

Jews from the Plonsk Ghetto and vicinities were taken to the transport for transfer to Auschwitz…..  A few Jews from Plonsk were taken to Treblinka Death Camp … but the rest all went to Auschwitz Death Camp where there were survivors, but not many.

Gallows in the Ghetto of Plonsk

Number on arm

A numbered arm

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Death certificates obtained by Ana Nuta from Auschwitz Museum where her Uncles Chitt and Moshe Izraelowicz, her mother's elder brothers, were murdered in Auschwitz in 1943. Select name to view document. Also, the Yad Vashem death certificate for Jankiel Blachman, Plonsk resident, who died in 1944.


 Map of the Ghetto of Plonsk and vicinities. As you can see, there is a gallows in the drawing. The Synagogue was inside the Ghetto. It takes a great portion of the Shtetl.  

Plaque translation:

Greetings! In memory of the victims of Nazism and health-service workers lost.

Plaque Names Plonsk Memorial


The pictures below show Ana Nuta in a Gas Chamber saying kadish and lighting a candle in Memory of all their family and all Jewish people who perished in the Shoáh. This photo was taked by her eldest son Gerardo when they went to Poland and Plonsk, and others Shtetl and to all the Camps of Extermination in May 2005.

In each gas chamber, in each Crematorium, from the Camps where they went: Auschwitz I, and II or Birkenau; Majdanek; Treblinka Camp of  Death; Tarnow, and then Terezin (Chech Republic), Ana Nuta and her son Gerardo Weisstaub Nuta lit candles paying tribute to all their family who were murdered in these Camps, and said kadish for them and for all the Jewish people who were killed there.

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