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Stanisławów – September 9, 2020

In a forest in Stanisławów, the Lasting Memory Foundation has located and commemorated the burial place of 25 Jews, including children, murdered in 1942. The ceremony by the Victims' grave was attended by the locals, the students from a local school and invited guests who paid tribute to the dead together.










The ceremony was attended by: representative of the Chancellery of the President of Poland – Jakub Beczek, the Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, representative of the Episcopate of Poland – Bishop Mieczysław Cisło, Principal of the school in Stanisławów along with the teachers, students and the school's colour guard, local authorities, clergy, the country housewives' club from Stanisławów, president of the Lasting Memory Foundation Zbigniew Niziński and the residents, including the eyewitnesses to the war events.
The memorial was made of local stone which was used before the war to make matzevot. After laying flowers from the President of Poland and the local authorities, Rabbi and Bishop raised their prayers. Afterwards, the students gave an artistic performance. The tragic events that had occurred in that place in 1942 were recalled.
Several Jewish families, who had been transported to Stanisławów beforehand, were brought to the forest by the German military police. After their execution, they ordered the locals to to bury the Victims at the execution site. It remained unmarked for 78 years.


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