On June 16, 2021, during the 25th session of the Ostrów Mazowiecka City Council, important decisions were made regarding the Jewish cemetery, where the municipal market is operating. This situation will change soon. The City Council supported the motion of mayor Jerzy Bauer to take steps to conclude a settlement with the Union of Jewish Communities on the plot of land on which, inter alia, there is a cemetery. Only after the ownership status of the plot will have been settled, it will be possible to take steps to renew the cemetery at ul. Broniewski. However, the first step has already been made – all councilors who spoke at the session spoke of the need for a worthy commemoration of this holy place. The support of the matter was also voiced by Auxiliary Bishop of Łomża, Fr. Tadeusz Bronakowski, priests deans and the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich. The session was also attended by representatives of the Provincial Office for the Protection of Monuments in Warsaw and the Cultural Heritage Foundation, who presented possible solutions and methods for delimiting the boundaries of the cemetery and commemorating the dead. Let’s hope that the condition of the cemetery visible in the photo below will improve quickly.
More information is available on the website of Tygodnik Ostrołęcki.
Photo credit: Michał Laszczkowski