Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Citizens of Radziejow Removed All Signs of the Village's Jewish Community

Last week I spoke to a daughter of a survivior from Radziejow. She told me of the census list of Jews living in Radziejow in 1940. There were approximately 640 names on the list. She read me the names of many of my relatives. You can see these relatives in the pictures posted on this website.
She visited the city about 7 years ago. While in Poland she had a conversation with a professor teaching in Warsaw that happened to have grown up in Radziejow, This professor was born years after the war. He commented that he had no idea that Jews ever lived in Radziejow. He remarked that there were no signs, buildings, or any monuments concerning the once vibrant Jewish community. What does that say about the citizens of Radziejow? Where is the Jewish cemetery? Where are the two large grave markers that were on my Great Grand Father's and my Grandmother's graves? I have the pictures of these grave markers on the website. Where are all the mizuzot, books, and artifacts of the Jews? Where is the museum dedicated to the remembrance of the murdered Jews of Radziejow? These questions should be asked by honest G-d fearing citizens of Radziejow.

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