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The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute and partners would like to invite you to the 22 July March of Remembrance.
On 22 July 1942, the Germans had begun deportations of people from the Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka. The brutal liquidation lasted nearly two months and led to deaths of over 300,000 Jews from Warsaw and nearby area. By organizing the seventh March through the streets of destroyed Ghetto, we want to commemorate the victims and to pay tribute to the largest Jewish community the pre-WWII Europe.
This year, the march is dedicated to the memory of Shmuel Zygielbojm, a Bund activist, who made efforts throughout these months to alert the Western public opinion about mass extermination of Jews in occupied Poland. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Zygielbojm’s death. After many months of struggle against the West’s indifference, in act of solidarity with the insurgents of the Warsaw Ghetto, he committed suicide. In the March, we want to bring back the memory about him.
The March will begin at 5 PM by the Umschlagplatz Monument at Stawki street, follow a symbolic route through Stawki, Dubois, Zamenhofa, Anielewicza, Andersa streets and end at the Solidarności Avenue, by the building of the Jewish Historical Institute. Like in previous years, we will carry the Ribbons of Memory with the names of murdered Jews.
Let’s walk together this symbolic route „from death to life”, bringing back the memory about the Jews – Polish citizens and our Warsaw neighbours.
The 22 July March of Remembrance is organized thanks to the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as a part of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of Shmuel Zygielbojm’s suicidal death.