Sunday, November 23, 2008

Poland: More on Former Warsaw Ghetto Boundary Markers

Poland: More on Former Warsaw Ghetto Boundary Markers

I wrote ten days ago about a new series of monuments marking the perimeter of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The monuments were officially inaugurated in a ceremony last week held at the Jewish Historical Institute.

Vanessa Gera of Associated Press filed the following report:

Warsaw marks borders of former ghetto By VANESSA GERA

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials marked the border of the former Warsaw Ghetto on Wednesday with plaques and boundary lines traced in the ground to preserve the memory of the tragic World War II-era Jewish quarter.

The markers were inaugurated with speeches by the Warsaw mayor and other officials. A group that included Holocaust survivors and members of the Jewish community then made their way in the rain together to reflect on the past at some of the 21 memorial plaques.

The head of Poland's Jewish community, Piotr Kadlcik, called the project "very important" and "the fulfillment of a dream."

"For many years it was deliberate — no one really remembered that there used to be another city here, there used to be another reality," Kadlcik said.

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