On July 22, 1942, the Germans began deporting the residents of the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp. For more than two months, every day around five to seven thousand people – Jews from Warsaw and neighboring towns – were transported in the wagons from the Umschlagplatz. Everyone was murdered. About forty thousand people remained in the ghetto, among them Władysław Szlengel, a poet of the Jewish fate who reflected in his works the feelings of the community diminishing from day to day.
On July 22, 2019, we invite you to the March of Remembrance, which will commemorate those victims. Those who are remembered thanks to their works, and those nameless, after whom only ashes remain.
We will meet at 6 PM in front of the Umschlagplatz monument and together embark on a symbolic route ’from death to life’. Via Stawki, Karmelicka, Nowolipki, Jana Pawła II, Elektoralna and Chłodna street, we will reach Waliców, where Władysław Szlengel lived before the war. We will listen to his works in new musical arrangements. In our hands we will carry – as in previous years – the Ribbons of Memory with the names of murdered Warsaw Jews.
Honorary patronage| Aleksander Ferens — Burmistrz Dzielnica Śródmieście m.st. Warszawy, Krzysztof Strzałkowski — Burmistrz Dzielnicy Wola
Partners | Forum Dialogu, Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation, Fundacja Pamięć Treblinki, Gmina Żydowska w Warszawie, Hillel Warszawa, JCC Warszawa, Muzeum Getta Warszawskiego, Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich POLIN, Stowarzyszenie Żydowski Instytut Historyczny w Polsce, Stowarzyszenie Drugie Pokolenie, Stowarzyszenie „Dzieci Holocaustu” w Polsce, Teatr Żydowski
Media partners | Chidusz, dzieje.pl, Jewish.pl, Midrasz, RDC
The event is financed by the Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage of Poland on the 75th anniversary of the death of Emanuel Ringelblum.