We Commemorate Jewish Bialystok!
THE HOLOCAUST AND HEROISM RESEARCH FUND
The Book of Scholarships and Perpetuation, Tel-Aviv, June 2000
Translated from Hebrew by Vera Golani, courtesy of the Bialystok Landsmanschaft in Israel
In Memoriam of the Bialystok Community
By the Memorial Statue in Bialystok - Michael Flicker z"l - Chairman of the Organization of Former Jewish Residents of Bialystok and its Surroundings in Israel
The Organization of Former Jewish Residents of Bialystok and its Surroundings in Israel pursued under his blessed initiation the expansion of the community's perpetuation and its legacy to future generations. As far as 1946, a Monument of Testimony was erected in Bialystok in memory of the community and its fighters against the Nazis. During Gomulka's rule, the Monument was dismantled and buried in a military camp.
In 1993, the Monument of Testimony was renovated, in memory of the 71 Ghetto fighters who retreated, after days of fighting against the Nazis, to bunkers that were surrounded by the Germans, all the fighters perished. This Monument of Testimony stands in the Jewish cemetery of Bialystok, on its previous site.
In 1995, in cooperation with the local authorities, a Monument of Testimony was erected in the city center, at the site where the Great Synagogue once stood and which was destroyed and burnt by the Germans with 2000 Jewish citizens.
The Monument consists of two parts, shaped in a special form, the crown of one part bearing the exact copy of the Great Synagogue dome. The other part of the Monument consists of a wall on top of, which is a Menorah made of copper adorned with two bronze surfaces in the middle. On one of these is a beautiful inscription on graphite from the Great Synagogue and on the second surface is carved a perpetuation text in Hebrew, Polish and English.
These are important perpetuation undertakings in a list of efforts initiated and financed by the Organization of Former Jewish Residents of Bialystok and its Surroundings in Israel and the Unites States.
It should be noted that the headquarter of the Committee is at the Culture and Archives Center, "Hall of Bialystok", located in Kiriat Bialystok ("Bialystok Neighborhood"), Yehud, Israel.
The Scholarship was donated by the Organization of Former Jewish Residents of Bialystok and its Surroundings in Israel
Chana Kizelstein (Lyn), in the archive of the Hall of Bialystok", Kiriat Bialystok Yehud
The Hall of Bialystok
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