Fodor's Expert Review Monument to Częstochowa Jews (Pomnik Częstochowskich Żydow)

Czestochowa Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Just off the Warta River is this small memorial, a monument to the 40,000 Jews who, beginning in September 1942, were transported from this spot (a former train station) to Treblinka concentration camp. The monument, which was unveiled in 2009, was commissioned by Holocaust survivor Sigmund Rolat and designed by survivor and sculptor Samuel Willenberg. Rolat’s father and Willenberg, who now lives in Israel, both participated in a revolt at Treblinka; as of this writing, Willenberg is the uprising's only remaining survivor. The memorial is composed of a brick wall broken in two; on one piece are railroad tracks and on the other a Star of David made from tracks. Willenberg has been quoted as saying that the rails are for those sent to Treblinka and the Star of David for those who are alive.


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Czestochowa, Silesia  Poland

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