To Meir Zelig Ben Eliahu, Abba, - 14 too long, lonely and painful years without you...

We Remember Jewish Płock!

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PLOTZK; PŁOCK

P. R. I.
Płock Remembrance Initiative

Plock Research Group in the Internet

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In memory of my grandmother, Rasza Holcman, ne'e Zlotnik from Płock; her families: Lisser, Eibeszyc, Kowadlo, Cynnamon from Płock; the grand Jewish Community of Płock; and the innocent Jewish children of Płock. This Home Page will be their Matzeva.

This is work in progress. Please note that not all the Web pages are completed!


1.3.1941: The last day of an ancient Jewish community - deportation!

 

הנכם מוזמנים בזה להשתתף במפגש המוקדש

לאזכרת קדושי עירנו פלוצק

אשר יתקיים ביום הזיכרון לשואה והגבורה

ביום שני,  כ"ח בניסן תשע"ד, 28 באפריל 2014

בשעה 15:30 על יד האנדרטה בחולון.

 

נא לשתף במפגש הזה את בני ובנות דור ההמשך.

 

נפגשים ליד האנדרטה שעל יד השער החדש.

 

בכבוד רב,

בשם הועד (דור ההמשך)

 

חנה טאוב וענת הלפרין

 

 

You are kindly invited to participate in

The Annual Remembrance Assembly

to the Martyrs of Płock

It will take place on Yom HaShoah, Monday,

28 Nisan 5777 (April 28th, 2014), in Holon cemetery, near the monument of Plock at 15:30

 

Successor generation is kindly requested to participate in this event.

 

Meeting near the memorial which is located close to the new gate.

 

Hana Taub and Anat Halperin

 

 

Please Support the J.R.I.(Jewish Records Indexing - Poland) Project: Extracting   Plock Books of Jewish Residents 

New Book 

Jan Przedpelski & Jerzy Stefański: ŻYDZI PŁOCCY w DZIEJACH MIASTA - PŁOCK JEWS IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY

Książnica Płocka im. Władysława Broniewskiego Płock 2012


FROM THE AUTHORS

 

We would like to present a book entitled 'The Jewish Community in the History of the City of Płock'. This book relates centuries of Jewish activity within Płock and also the tragic fate of the Jews in Płock during The Second World War.

 

In the past, almost one out of every three inhabitants of Płock was Jewish. For example, in the year 1920, there were 9,062 Jewish people (32%) from the total of 28,134 population of Płock. The following year (1921) the Jewish people accounted for 9,439 (37%) of the total 26,064 population of Płock.

 

At the beginning of 1237, Płock received its civic rights. Through the succeeding centuries, Jewish settlement developed in Poland - right up until the 1950s. In many ways, the Jews were very much connected with the history of Płock. They were involved in trade, charity, politics and also created the foundations of the agricultural machinery industry. They were also people of science, founders of banks, outstanding doctors, painters, teachers; some even erecting magnificent private and municipal buildings.

 

Two members of the Jewish community played a special role in the agricultu­ral machinery and tools industry. Moses Szyja Sarna and Marian Margulies, who were co-founders of two factories - the largest factories in the city. Moses Szyja Sarna's factory employed 92 employees and Marian Margulies 65 employees.

 

In 1929, there were banks run by two gentlemen from Płock's Jewish communi­ty. 'The Merchant Bank' in 14 Tumska Street, whose president was Moses Altberg (1858-1940) was known for his charitable disposition. The second bank was 'The Bank Loan and Cooperative' (16 Tumska Street) was managed by Leon Kilbert.

 

A trade union for Jewish craftsmen (in 9 Grodzka Street) organised work for craftsmen. In 1929 it was led by a Jewish tailor - Moses Gutkin (?-1933).

 

Between the wars there were many cultural and educational societies in Płock, among them 'Freiheit' ('Freedom'), which was founded by Moses Zander (XX c.), Toba Nasielska, Lejb Licht (XIX-XX c.), Symcha Guterman and S. Lysner (XX c.). Other cultural institutions existed, including the Jewish Library (the name of Sz. Arski, in 29 Sienkiewicza Street appears in sources in connection with this). The (Jewish) Library of the 'Hazomir Society' (Stary Rynek 11). These organisations promoted reading and cultural activities within the Jewish society of Płock.

 

There were some Jewish schools in the city under the auspices of the Magistra­te of Płock, including the co-educational 'Middle School of Jewish Humanities' (28 Kolegialna Street), which was first run by N. Hirszberg, who was succeeded by Dr. Henryk Bromberger. Sporting associations were also set up for teenagers for the promotion of sport and physical well-being. These were the Jewish gymnastics and sports societies - known as the 'Makabi'. 

 

In the field of health care a hospital was established named 'Izaak Fogel' (7 Misjonarska Street) from the generous donations of Gustaw Fogel who died in 1903. This hospital, whose President was Rafal Ploskier (1871-1930), had wide medical activity, with wards for the benefit of the whole community of Płock.

 

From the analysis of 500 biographical entries we can survey the significant role the Jewish community had in the development of Płock. This publication has used Polish, Hebrew, foreign archives, books, press articles and oral history.

 

In this book can be found biographical entries of famous people, friends, cousins - a worthy commemoration of the Jewish community of Płock. We hope that the book 'The Jewish Community in the History of the City of Płock' will be well-received - giving as it does both interesting information and insights - for the purposes of broadening the knowledge of one of the oldest Jewish communities in Poland.

 

Jan PRZEDPELSKI & Jerzy STEFAŃSKI

 


 

The Index (Polish)

 

 

 

Remembrance Ceremony of the Płock Jewry in Płock, March 1st 2011

The Last/Lost Synagogue

 SHALOM  FROM DEVI TUSHINSKI

Paris 10.4.2000

Dear Friends From my City of Płock,

Thank you for the invitation for the 2nd of May 2000.
My heart is with you in this day of memory.

You know that I accepted to go back to Płock with my exhibition after 60 years in the city of our ancestors, but I only found the synagogue of Szeroka street where I celebrated my Bar Mitzva/ It was a difficult experience for me to walk on stones made of tears and blood. But I showed that our art is still alive and also our memory...

To Moniek My Brother

20 years I create the Psalms.
My days were black, but I escaped the flood.
Roman, Felix and Tola came out of the fire
with burned and numbered wings.
They looked at the black smoke of our little brother Moniek...
The blessed Tzadik, the young son of our family
who was murdered by gas in Auschwitz.
Black remained the color of my pen, of my brush.
I wished to give him a place among the living, among the color of life,
the color of the rainbow,
that has never been looked at and its air was never breathed again.
I dedicated to him my miniatures, the Psalms of King David.
I wish that the music of my drawings would revive his memory.
I wish that the leaves of papers would be the tombstone of his unknown grave.
And a visible memorial to the memory of human beings.
And a symbol to this blindness - stricken period, that has been ours.
And which will never be again.
Never, until the end of times...

Devi Tuszynski
Translated to English by Ada Holtzman

 JEWISH PŁOCK

A Map  | Another Map Contributed by Liber Taub September 2005 

Jewish City Map - 1939

"Pinkas Hakehilot": The History of the Jewish Community of Płock

Płock Photograph Album - work in process

Zionist Leaders: Nahum Sokolov, Itzhak Greenbaum - work in process

The Bibliography of Jewish Płock - work in process

Dr. Jan Przedpelski: "Zydzi Ploccy Dzieje i Martyrologia 1939-1945" - work in process

The Writers and the Poets

The Artists

The Rabbis

Płockers' Biographies

Leon Kilbert

Nachum Sokolov Visit to Wyszogrod & Płock

The Last/Lost Synagogue - restored as a Museum of Mazowsza Jews 15.3.2013
 


15.03.2013: in the dedication ceremony of the restored Beth Midrash as a Jewish Museum: Michael Levi (to the left) and Jakob Guterman, a painter and a writer, born in Płock 1935

 

Shalom Asch: "Dos Shtetl" - Written in Płock and about Płock Contributed by Grandson, David Mazower, U.K. - work in process

 To Marek

 SHOAH

The Holocaust in Płock

Yizkor: Partial List of the Holocaust Martyrs of Płock

Yizkor Book:  PLOTZK (Płock) A History of an Ancient Jewish Community in Poland, Eliyahu Eisenberg, Tel Aviv 1967 - The English Part

The Yizkor Book  in MS Word File Format  

The Yizkor Book  in MS Acrobat Format

Book Donated to JewishGen Yizkor Books Database

 

 

FOREWORD

 

HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN PLOTZK UNTIL THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1237 - 1914)

 

THE PLOTZK JEWISH COMMUNITY BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS 1918-1939

 

COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS, SOCIAL WORK, ECONOMIC LIFE, NEIGHBOURHOOD RELATIONS

 

POLITICAL PARTIES, YOUTH MOVEMENTS, ZIONIST FUNDS

 

PLOTZK-BORN JEWISH PAINTERS

 

PERSONALITIES, PUBLIC PERSONS

 

RABBIS, WRITERS, ARTISTS, EDUCATORS, TEACHERS, LEADERS, PUBLIC ACTIVISTS, PARTY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVISTS,  SPORT LEADERS etc.

THE LEXICON OF BIOGRAPHIES

 

THE HOLOCAUST PERIOD (1939-1945)

 

YIZKOR – THE MARTYRS NAMES (NECROLOGY) 

 

POST WAR EFFORTS OF REBUILDING

 

ASSOCIATIONS OF PLOTZK JEWS ALL OVER THE WORLD

 

IMAGES OF THE PAST 

 

Treblinka: the End

Dr. Jan Przedpelski: Treblinka Revolt: The Heroes of Płock

Moshe Bahir (Szklarek) z"l (Died in Israel 2002): "The Rebellion in the Owl Forest" - Sobibor Revolt

Liber Taub: "LOST YOUTH" Holocaust Memories; Survived as a Boy: 2 Ghettos, 1 Forced Labour Camp, 3 Concentration Camps (including Auschwitz) (completed Mar 2005!)

 

12.02.2013

 

It is with great sorry that I announce the death of Liber Taub born in Płock Poland 1923, died in Ramat Gan Israel 2013.

 

He was among the most active member of the Jewish ex-Residents of Płock  Organization in Israel and was among the founders in 1998 of the memorial web site of Płock Jewry in the Internet: http://www.zchor.org/INDPLOCK.HTM

 

Liber Taub was very brave, determined and resourceful man and managed to survive many ghetto, forced labour and concentration camps during  the Holocaust. I've posted since 2005, in Hebrew, all his survival testimony, in which he told the truth about his experiences in that horrible period, about his Lost Youth...

http://www.zchor.org/taub/taub.htm

 

 

In spite of his age he managed to control the modern pc world, the internet and its technologies. I was amazed how with his extra-ordinary memory he submitted more and more information about Jewish Plock which was very dear to his heart, including translations from Yiddish and Polish. To my amazement, he made me 4 CDs with all the Yiddish songs he remembered from childhood.

 

It is my deep hope that his heritage will be kept, remembering his murdered family, remembering the   Jewish community of Płock, during and  before the Shoah, remembering their history, education, social life, culture, music, and  tradition.

 

Ada Holtzman

 

To the Memory of R' Dawid Cwi Taub

Adam Neuman Nowicki: "Struggle for Life During the Nazi Occupation of Poland"

VOICES FROM THE ABYSS: Letters and Essays, Edited by Dr. Leon Kilbert

My Speech on Yom Hashoa, Remembrance Day 2 May 2000

 The Survivors List, Prepared by Mrs. Ilana Wojtkowski née Szlachter, Following the Initiative of Alfred Jesion of Blessed Memory

Holocaust Testimonies

The Family KANAREK Hy"d

Remember the SZLACHTER Family from Płock 

Remembr the KORYTO Family from Płock

  Dr. Zofia Pakula  1919-2010 |   Prof. Roman Pakula

YIZKOR – THE MARTYRS NAMES (NECROLOGY) 

   REMNANTS

The Organizations of Former Jewish Residents of Płock in Israel and Plotzker Young Men of America - work in process

Graves of Plockers and Images of  what Remained in the Cemetery (Bagnowka Web Site)

Jewish Płock Today: The Remnants

Back to Płock, Trips in Photographs 

The Last/Lost Synagogue

 JEWISH GENEOLOGY

JewishGen Family Finder

J.R.I.  Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Ellis Island One-Step Search Tools

Business Directory 1929 – Płock Starts at Page 2016

Płock Jewish Genealogy

The Business Directory of Płock 1923

Submit an Inquiry About Your Roots from Jewish Płock

Read the Inquiries of Roots Seekers from Jewish Płock


 HERITAGE

The Last/Lost Synagogue

Jewish Polish Heritage

Other Communities from Poland

The Neighbor Shtetl: Gombin

 Israel - Irgun Yotzey Plotzk (Polin)

(Plotzker Association in Israel)

Successor Generation

Hanna Taub 8 Inco Sireni St. Givataiim, Ph 03-7323172

Email: Hannataub@012.net.il

(replace "at" by @ to avoid spam)

 

Anat Alperin anat.alperin972@gmail.com

 

 

ועד חדש לארגון – דור המשך

 

במפגש השנתי הקבוע האחרון נבחר ועד חדש לארגון מתוך דור ההמשך

חנה טאוב, ילידת הארץ, ביתו של ליבר טאוב אשר נולד בפלוצק

 

הננו פונים אליכם ואל דורות ההמשך, השני והשלישי להצטרף לארגון.

נבקשכם לעדכן את הפרטים האישיים של חברי הארגון וכן של דורות ההמשך.

 

הננו מודים לחברי הועד הוותיקים, יוכבד בראון, אילנה וויטקובסקי וישעיהו לבני על תרומתם, מסירותם ונאמנותם לארגון למען הנצחת יהדות פלוצק ועל הסיוע להתחלת פעילות דור ההמשך.

 

 

הנכם מוזמנים בזה להשתתף במפגש המוקדש

לאזכרת קדושי עירנו פלוצק

אשר יתקיים ביום הזיכרון לשואה והגבורה

ביום שני,  כ"ח בניסן תשע"ד, 28 באפריל 2014

בשעה 15:30 על יד האנדרטה בחולון.

 

נא לשתף במפגש הזה את בני ובנות דור ההמשך.

 

נפגשים ליד האנדרטה שעל יד השער החדש.

 

בכבוד רב,

בשם הועד (דור ההמשך)

 

חנה טאוב וענת הלפרין

 

 

You are kindly invited to participate in

The Annual Remembrance Assembly

to the Martyrs of Płock

It will take place on Yom HaShoah, Monday,

28 Nisan 5777 (April 28th, 2014), in Holon cemetery, near the monument of Plock at 15:30

 

Successor generation is kindly requested to participate in this event.

 

Meeting near the memorial which is located close to the new gate.

 

Hana Taub and Anat Halperin

 

 

 




Ada near the symbolic tombstone for Płock Jewry in
Treblinka

 

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