The Podkarpackie region commemorates Jews murdered in Markowa
The President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda took part in the ceremony commemorating the Jews murdered by Germans in Markowa in 1942–1944, including those from the Didner, Goldman and Grünfeld families, killed along with the Ulma family. The event was held at the War Cemetery in Jagiełło-Niechciałki.
Among participants were the IPN President Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D. and the IPN Deputy President Mateusz Szpytma, Ph.D. The prayer in front of the memorial to the Jewish victims murdered in Markowa in 1942-1944 by officers of the German administration, was said by the Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, followed by Cardinal Grzegorz Ryś, chairman of the Committee for Dialogue with Judaism, and Cardinal Marcello Semeraro – Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, who had presided earlier the beatification mass of the Ulma family.
The prayer meeting was also attended by Ministers in the Chancellery of the President of Poland: Grażyna Ignaczak-Bandych, Piotr Ćwik and Wojciech Kolarski. Other officials included the head of the Podkarpackie voivodship Ewa Leniart and Marshal of the Podkarpackie voivodeship Władysław Ortyl.
The presidential couple laid a white and red wreath in front of the monument.
The monument in the shape of a matzeva, placed at the grave of the murdered Jews, was sponsored by the Institute of National Remembrance.
The inscription on the monument states:
To the memory of Jews, citizens of the Second Republic of Poland, murdered in Markowa in the years 1942–1944 by the officers of German occupation forces. The Jews were exhumed from places of execution and transferred to this cemetery in 1947. Blessed be the memory of those laid to rest here:
MOJŻESZ FAJWEL GOLDMAN
GOŁDA (GIENIA) GRÜNFELD
RESZLA (REISZEL) DIDNER
AND 34 UNKNOWN PERSONS