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Visiting Częstochowa and need a tour guide?
The city's Jan Długosz University offers visitors English-speaking student guides who are well-versed in the Jewish history of the region.
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Click HERE to view a tourist map of Częstochowa showing locations of Jewish and general interest.


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A Biographical Guide to our Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery continues to be prepared, containing a register of identified tombstones, short footnotes about the deceased and some detailed biographies.
If you can supply biographies, details of graves and even pictures of people buried in our cemetery, then the authors want to hear from you!
Click HERE for more information.



You can post your suggestions, contributions and comments onto our Yahoo Email Group or email our Webmaster and Email Group Moderator:
Andrew Rajcher


Click HERE to view the Jewish Museum's promotional video!


  • Częstochowa TSKŻ Celebrates Channukah
         2nd December 2018

  •   Members of the Częstochowa TSKŻ and their guests gathered together in the conference hall of the Jewish Museum of Częstochowa, at ulica Katedralna 8, to celebrate the first night of Channukah and the lighting of the first candle.
    Children enjoyed activities associated with the holiday and the guests enjoyed the holiday's traditional refreshments.
    Click HERE for more words and pics!

  • Israeli Częstochowa Landsleit Memorial Evening
         20th November 2018

  •   Holocaust survivors, their families and friends attended the 2018 Annual Commemoration conducted by the Israeli Częstochowa Jews Association.
    Association Chairman Alon Goldman spoke of the past year's activities aimed at preserving Częstochowa Jewish heritage.
    Click HERE for more words & pics!

  • Częstochowa TSKŻ Honoured by the City
         10th November 2018

  •   The City of Częstochowa has honoured the Częstochowa Branch of the TSKŻ with an award entitled:
    Tym Co Sluza Miastu i Ojczyznie
    (for Service to the City and the Homeland).
    Click HERE for more words and pics!

  • Jewish History Research Prize at Częstochowa's University
         29th October 2018

  •   For the next four years, the Jan Długosz University of Częstochowa will award a prize for the best piece of new research into the history of the Jewish community of Częstochowa and the surrounding area.
    The award is being funded by Andrew Rajcher in memory of his late parents Wolf and Dora Rajcher.
    Click HERE for more words and pics!

  • Częstochowa Marks 76th Anniversary of Ghetto Liquidation
         22nd September 2018

  •   In a ceremony held at the Umschlagplatz monument, Częstochowa remembered its Jewish citizens, victims of the Holocaust, by commemorating the 76th anniversary of the liquidation of the Częstochowa ghetto. The monument site is from where around 40,000 Jews were transported to their deaths at Treblinka.
    Click HERE to read more!

  • "Jews in the Polish Army" Exhibition at the Częstochowa TSKŻ
         15th September 2018

  •   The Częstochowa TSKŻ (Social-Cultural Association of Jews) was the venue for the opening of the "Jews in the Polish Army" exhibition, in the presence of Częstochowa Deputy Mayor Ryszard Stefaniak and Częstochowa Museum Director Tadeusz Piersiak. It tells how Jews have fought for Poland's freedom and independence.
    Click HERE for more words & pics!

  • Alon Goldman Co-ordinates Major Cemetery Clean-Up
         June 2018

  •   After many years of neglect, a major step has been taken to clean-ep Częstochowa's Jewish Cemetery.
    It was a complex task but was made possible thanks to the determination, perseverance, a great deal of goodwill and the help of the good people who volunteered for the task.
    Click HERE for more.


    Write your own story!

    Since the fall of communism in Poland in 1989, hundreds of Częstochowa survivors and their descendants have visited the city, either at any one of the World Society's Reunions or travelling independently.
    Each visitor had his/her own motivation for making the trip and each trip, in turn, left a very specific impact on the visitor.
    For anyone who wishes to share with the rest of us, their experience and any aftermath, we have now set aside a section of our website to enable them to do so. In fact, we positively encourage you to add your contribution!
    Click HERE to learn how!

             Sigi and Hanka Siegreich, met as prisoners in Częstochowa's HASAG slave labour camp. Now, living in Melbourne Australia, they celebrate more than seventy years of happy marriage.
    Click HERE to read their story!

             Halina Wasilewicz z"l was Chairperson of the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ, and mother of Kuba. She was well known to all who have attended our Reunions. Like the TSKŻ itself, Halina was a true Jewish Częstochowa institution.
    Click HERE to read her story!

             Yaakov (Kuba) Wasilewicz is a Jew, born and bred in Częstochowa. He is well-known to many who have attended our Reunions, being the son of Halina Wasilewicz, Chairperson of the Częstochowa TSKZ.
    Click HERE to read his story!


    in Częstochowa, Poland
    19th-22nd September 2016

    Click on the link below each picture
    to view the entire photo album for each event.

    Monday, 19th September 2016
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    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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    Wednesday, 21st September 2016
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    Wednesday, 21st September 2016
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    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
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    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
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    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
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    to our President, Sigmund Rolat,
    without whom the Reunion and its activities
    would not have been possible.
    to the Mayor and Council of the
    City of Częstochowa,
    for their assistance with the Reunion's public events.

    World Society Webmaster
    Interviewed on Polish Radio

    While he was in Warsaw, after our Fourth Reunion, our webmaster, Andrew Rajcher, was interviewed by the Kol Polin service of national broadcaster Polskie Radio.

    Andrew was interviewed, in English, by Polskie Radio's
    Hagay Hacohen. To listen to that interview, simply
    click on the link below.

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