16.03.2017 - 19.03.2017
75. rocznica likwidacji getta na Podzamczu w Lublinie (16.03.2017)
dokonanych przez niemiecką III Rzeszę.
10.00 - Przejście władz miasta i młodzieży z lubelskich szkół Szlakiem Pamięci „Lublin. Pamięć Zagłady” na teren miejsca pamięci Umschlagplatz (początek: al. Tysiąclecia, od strony Wzgórza Zamkowego, miejsce po synagodze Maharszala)
18.00 - Misterium „Światła i Ciemności” (Brama Grodzka, ul. Grodzka 21)
- 19.00 - Oratorium „Opowieści z Nocy” (Sala Czarna, Brama Grodzka, ul. Grodzka 21)
The Mayor of the City of Lublin,
Dr Krzysztof Żuk,
together with the “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre
would like to invite everyone to
the Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Liquidation of the Podzamcze Ghetto in Lublin,
which will be held on the 16th of March 2017
as part of
the 75th anniversary of the commencement of Operation Reinhard which led to
the Mass Extermination of Polish Jews organized by the III Reich.
The liquidation of the Podzamcze ghetto in Lublin started at night, between the 16th and 17th of March 1942, when the first transport of 1,400 people was sent to the death camp in Bełżec. By mid April 1942, approximately 28,000 Jews were deported there. March 16 is considered the beginning of Operation Reinhard which led to the Jewish Holocaust in the territory of the General Government.
- 10 am – city authorities and Lublin school youth walk along the “Lublin. Memory of the Holocaust” Memory Trail to the Umschlagplatz memorial site (start: Tysiąclecia Street, left side of the Castle Hill, site of the demolished Maharshal Synagogue)
- 6 pm – Mystery of Light and Darkness (Grodzka Gate, 21 Grodzka Street)
- 7 pm – Stories from the Night Oratorio (The Black Room, Grodzka Gate, 21 Grodzka Street).
Moreover, on the 18th and 19th of March 2017 the Well of Memory Association will give guided walks along the “Lublin. Memory of the Holocaust” Memory Trail to which the inhabitants of Lublin are warmly welcome.
The walks will take place on the following dates:
Saturday the 18th of March
12:30 – a walk to the Umschlagplatz
Sunday the 19th of March
10 am – a walk along the boundaries of the ghetto
12:00 – a walk to the Umschlagplatz
We meet by the stairs next to the Castle.
All walks are free of charge!
The event forms a part of the celebrations which mark 700 years since the founding of Lublin.
We would also like to inform you that as part of the 75th anniversary of the commencement of Operation Reinhard, which led to the Mass Extermination of Polish Jews organized by the III Reich, The State Museum at Majdanek is to hold the opening of an exhibition entitled “Districts of Extermination”. The exhibition explores the terrible persecution and extermination of Lublin Jews and will be combined with the presentation of the exhibition's catalogue. The event will take place on the 16th of March 2017 at 4:30 pm at the Crown Tribunal in Lublin.