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More than 250 people have toured the cemetery at Poniatowski Street! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 September 2009 21:38


 

Five groups of 30 to 70 people toured the cemetery on September 6th as part of the Gliwice Cultural Heritage Days organized by The Museum in Gliwice.  Guests learned about the history of the cemetery and then viewed the monument commemorating Jewish soldiers who fell in the First World War.

 

As part of the discussion of the rise of Nazism in the 1930s, visitors learned the fate of one particular Jewish family in Gliwice: the Ritter family.  After the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, Ernst Ritter was imprisoned at Buchenwald concentration camp and died there.  His wife Emma was deported to Auschwitz in June 1942, where she was murdered.  Their daughter Suzanne was able to emigrate to Palestine in March 1940.
To commemorate the more than 630 Jews of Gliwice who died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps, visitors wrote the names of the deceased on banners at a temporary “Monument of Names.”

 

As part of the discussion of the rise of Nazism in the 1930s, visitors learned the fate of one particular Jewish family in Gliwice: the Ritter family.  After the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, Ernst Ritter was imprisoned at Buchenwald concentration camp and died there.  His wife Emma was deported to Auschwitz in June 1942, where she was murdered.  Their daughter Suzanne was able to emigrate to Palestine in March 1940.
To commemorate the more than 630 Jews of Gliwice who died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps, visitors wrote the names of the deceased on banners at a temporary “Monument of Names.”

 

At the monument to the Gliwice death march, visitors learned the history of the four Gliwice branches of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and also about the evacuation route that led from Auschwitz to Gliwice in January 1945.  Excerpts of memoirs of that march were read aloud, including those of Elie Wiesel.

 

To conclude the event the participants joined to light a “Flame of memory” in the form of a burning Star of David.
In the context of the Cultural Heritage Days the Museum in Gliwice published a brochure presenting the history of the monuments.

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