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The Restored Cemetery - May 2008

Years of hard labor, endless efforts and dedication finally bear fruit - as the memorial monument of the Jewish destroyed cemetery of Losice was erected. The dedication ceremony took place in May 2008, with the participation of donors, survivors, successor generation and supporters.

Viktor Lewin who was the main force  of the project  would  like to thank first of all the the survivors and children of survivors, many of whom travelled from great distances to attend:
Jankiel Kulawiec, survivor, living in Legnica;
 Yakov Voda (Jankiel's nephew), wife Zipora and sister-in-law Miriam from Afula, Israel;
Renee Glassner, survivor and her husband Martin Glassner  from Hamden, Connecticut, along with their grand-daughter Marisa Abrahams;

 Rosalie Holmgren (daughter of survivor Dora Goldfarb) and husband Arne from Stockholm, Sweden;

Len Rutman (son of survivor Luba Rutman) and Lucyna Grych from Toronto, Ontario (Canada);

Gert Solnik Rogers from Toronto, Ontario;

Barbara Hilpman from Marysville, Kansas;

Dr. Norman Weinberg and wife Hannah from Buffalo, New York;

Friede and Katie Hopf from Oldenburg, Germany;

Viktor Lewin (son of survivor Jakob Lewin) from Winnipeg, Manitoba,(Canada);
Warren Grynberg from U.K. and Yitzhak Eisenberg from Israel.

 

Viktor Lewin wishes to thank also the partners in Poland:

Mayor Janusz Kobylinski, Piotr Wyczolkowski, Ania Jastrzebska of Losice and Rafal Zubkowicz of Sarnaki. Their support and friendship is unwavering and to a very large degree instrumental to the realization of the memorial. I also want to thank Marek Jerzman, Dr. Norman Weinberg and Andrzej Omasta.


View of portion of matzevot making up the memorial, dedication ceremony, May 2008


Display of matzevot and Hannah Weinberg, dedication ceremony, May 2008
 


Men at rear, left to right, Viktor Lewin, Rutman, Arne Holmgren, Martin Glassner
Women from left to right: Lucyna Grych, Katie & Friede Hopf, Rosalie Holmgren, Renee Glassner and Marisa Abrahams,
dedication ceremony, May 2008

   


Bishop Kiernikowski and Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the chief Rabbi of Poland


Far left Viktor Lewin, in front of me is Marisa Abrahams then Renee and Martin Glassner and far right - Barbara Hilpman

   


One of two plaques at front gate the memorial plaque in 3 languages: Polish, Hebrew, English
"Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul deligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes saw, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but make them known unto thy children and they children's children.

Deuteronomy IV, 9

רק השמר לך ושמר נפשך מאד פן תשכח את הדברים אשר ראו עיניך ופן יסורו מלבבך כל ימי חייך והודעתם לבניך ולבני בניך

(דברים ד' ט')

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View inside the monument


Jankiel Kulawiec, Jewish Losicer survivor, being interviewed.


Renee Glassner expressing importance of Losice memorial.


Left to right: Katherine Gorsuch, PJCRP Cordinator of Education, Viktor Lewin and Ania Jastrzebska presenting students with scholarship awards

 

 

   


Part of the gathering


Mr. Dobrowolski, regional historian, delivers a speech

   

 

 


Second memorial plaque
 In August and November 1942 thousands of Jews from the community of Losice and neighboring towns of Sarnaki and Mordy were brutally murdered by the Germans at the extermination camp in Treblinka. To the everlasting memory of the victims of the Holocaust we dedicate this memorial

באוגוסט ונובמבר שנת 1942 רצחו הגרמנים באכזריות במחנה ההשמדה טרבלינקה אלפי יהודים מקהילות לושיץ, סרנקי ומורדי. אנדרטה זו אנו מקדישים לזיכרון עולם של קרבנות השואה

       

Gathering

Andrzej Omasta of the PJCRP speaks

At the front gate. Left to right: Rabbi Schudrich, Dr. Norman Weinberg and Losice Mayor Janusz Kobylinski

 Ceremony attendee - Gert Solnik Rogers of Toronto
       


Another view of the gathering


Wojtek Brochwich-Lewinski and Mary Kurtin of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw.

       


Admission into the memorial site.


Dr. Norman Weinberg, Executive Coordinator of PJCRP addressing the public.

       

Last pre-war rare photo of the Jewish cemetery in Losice.

 

We remember! We shall not forget the Jews of Losice and their heritage!

 

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