|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
We gathered near the synagogue building on the 29th of November, 2001, and in a slow column of 6 hundred people we moved to the former Sennaya Square of the town. The day was sunny and completely different from the one 60 years ago, when more than 7 thousand children, young men and women, pregnant women and people of very old age were driven to this square by the Gestapo order. The tragedy of the Jewish population of Kerch and the nearest villages started since that day.
THE MUSEUM OF PERETZ MARKISH IN POLONNOYE HAS CELEBRATED ITS ANNIVERSARY - IT'S THREE YEARS AND THREE MONTHS OLD
The only museum in Ukraine and in the world of Peter Markish, a Jewish poet, writer and dramatist, classic of national literature in Yiddish, was opened in October, 1998, in the ancient town of Polonnoye, a former Jewish-Ukrainian town in the Volynskaya province. The museum is situated in one of the two rooms of the Polonsky Jewish cultural association named after the poet, in the former building of the main choral synagogue of the town.