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Following Jewish traces in Płock


Plock, poto. M. Wygodzki   

The Local Tourist Organization in Płock (PLOT) has come up with a new idea of promoting the town and announces that a Jewish route in Płock will be mapped out.

It is worth highlighting that the first Jewish community in Poland was established in Płock, having been founded as early as the 13th century. Additionally, many monuments related to Jewish culture have been preserved in the town. The Museum of Mazowsze Jews will be opened in the 19th-century synagogue on Kwiatka Street within one year’s time. Moreover, the historical tenement house located at 28 Kolegialna Street had housed the Jewish Coeducational Humanities High School before the war, whereas the Izaak Fogl Jewish Hospital had been located on Misjonarska Street. There had been a Jewish library at the Old Market and Stefan Themerson, a world-famous artist, had lived at 5 Grodzka St. All of these sites are worthy of commemorative plaques.. In addition, there were two Jewish cemeteries in Płock, one of which was located near the present location of the Władysław Jagiełło Comprehensive Senior High School (commonly referred to as “Jagiellonka”) and the second one on Mickiewicza St.

PLOT cooperates with the Regional Tourist Organization of Mazowsze which, together with the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, has prepared the Program of Development of the Jewish Culture Route in Mazowsze region. The program includes not only marking the monuments and tourist routes but also creating a bilingual website that will contain a downloadable application, which in turn will make it possible to transfer the route to satellite navigation devices.

Visit the website PLOT.

Source: R. Kowalski, Płocki szlak na GPS? To mozliwe, Gazeta Wyborcza. Płock, 25.01.2011.