Shalom Plock (6)
"My Dream", Miniature painted byFelix Tuszynski, Holocaust Survivor now resides in Australia.
My Message sent toJewishGen 5 March 1999.
Subject: Survivors List of Plock , Poland.
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 99 07:37:35 PST
I posted a list of Plock Holocaust survivors, names and the circumstances of their survival, prepared by the Plock Israeli Landsmanschaften, Mrs. Ilana Wojtkowski, following the initiative of Alfred Jesion of blessed memory.
Please note that only Holocaust survivors are listed, excluding those who emigrated from Plock before the war.
Anyone who has information about other survivors not recorded for lack of knowledge, are kindly requested to contact me to update the list. The list contains 340 survivors, out of Jewish population of more than 10,000 before the Holocaust... 3.4% only... and what is hidden behind the dry figure... 3.4% to carry on the name of the Plocker Jew... 3.4% only to carry on the Jewish heritage of families and culture lost and destroyed... 3.4% only miraculously lived to tell the generations to come of this incomprehensible tragedy. 3.4% only, chosen by fate, to tell their life of agony and hope...
Many of them are unfortunately not with us anymore.
Behind each name there is a the whole world.
They suffered and endured the concentration camps and the ghettos, participated in the revolts in Treblinka and Sobibor, exiled in Siberia, joined the Partisans, hid in the Aryan side, fought and survived, fought and triumphed the victory of the human spirit over evil.
Only one child was hidden by a Pole in his own hometown... Another survivor, returned after the war to Plock, after surviving the Nazi hell, to be murdered by Poles in his own old hometown!
One shtetl, a mirror to hundreds...
Evelyn Kohn Raycon, a descendant of a Plocker survivor responded: "I read the list and it brought tears to my eyes. I cried because I am grateful for those who survived, but I also cried for all of those who were not on the list."
With this list I completed the first and surly the most important part of the Plock memorial project on the web which I initiated:P.R.I. - Plock Remembrance Initiative.
The page address:
First Poted on May 20th 1999
Last updated on January 6th, 2012