Above, Commission Member Lee Seeman speaks during the dedication August 27, 2014 of a Commission memorial in Serock, Poland in memory of the Jewish members of the community. The memorial is on the site of the town's Jewish cemetery. Nazi German forces destroyed visible evidence of the burial ground but parts of some gravestones were found in recent years. These were incorporated into the memorial, which was primarily funded with monies raised by Seeman. The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) arranged and oversaw the building of the memorial on land donated and made accessible by PKO Bank Polski. FODZ also arranged the dedication ceremony, which included remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull, Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, Serock Mayor Sylwester Edwin Sokolniki, Legionowo Powiat Starost Jan Grabiec, Agnieszka, Zawadzka of the Mazowieckie province Voivod, Piotr Kadlcik of the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland, Justyna Borkiewicz of the PKO Bank Foundation, and Hannah Champness, the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor from Serock who lives in the U.S. and returned for the ceremony. The memorial was originally suggested by then U.S. House of Representatives Member Gary Ackerman.
Hannah Champness (Above), the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor from Serock, speaks at the
dedication. She helped raise funds for the memorial as a Bat Mitzvah project.
Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich speaks at the dedication ceremony.
Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull.pdf
JTA story on Serock dedication
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