Monument to the Memory of Children - Victims of the Holocaust

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Monument to the Memory of Children - Victims of the Holocaust

Monument to the Memory of Children - Victims of the Holocaust - a monument located in the Jewish cemetery on Okopowa Street in Warsaw, commemorating children - victims of the Holocaust.

Description[edit]

The monument was founded by Jacek Eisner. Its form refers to the high wall of the ghetto with barbed wire, to which plates, arranged in the shape of a menorah, lead. Ruins of the ghetto were placed at the bottom of the monument, on the surface of which are photographs of Jewish children who died during World War II. There is a plaque underneath it written in three languages: Polish, Hebrew and English, with the following content: To the memory of one million Jewish children murdered by German barbarians 1939-1945. The photographs include a picture of a girl in checkered clothes and a hat depicting Lusia, the daughter of Chaskiel Bronstein, the owner of the Fotografika photography studio in Tarnów, mentioned by Paweł Huelle in a short story Mercedes Benz.

The monument also contains: a symbolic grave of the Szteinman family, murdered during the Holocaust, and two commemorative plaques:

  • the first in Polish, Hebrew and English that reads: Grandmother Masha had twenty grandchildren. Grandmother Hana had eleven, only I survived. Jacek Eisner.
  • the second one in Polish, Hebrew and English with the text of a poem by Henryka Łazowertówna Mały Szmugler[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warszawa | Wirtualny Sztetl". sztetl.org.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-04-16.