Galicianer Shtetl

Remembrance Days for Galician Jews – Galicianer Shtetl is probably the warmest Jewish festival in Galicia. A family meeting with Jewish culture and tradition – and Tarnów, the warmest city in Poland.

As every year, we look forward to our Friends, descendants of Tarnów Jews, who today inhabit all continents.

We begin seriously, in concentration, with the commemoration of the German victims of World War II, praying at the memorial site in the Buczyna forest, in Zbylitowska Góra. Then, in the March of Remembrance, we will go from the former Magdeburg Square in Tarnów (a place where Galician Jews were gathered by the Germans) – to the Jewish cemetery. The ceremony of unveiling a newly renovated monument commemorating Jewish victims of World War II will take place there. The author of the monument is a well-known sculptor from Tarnów, Dawid Backer, who died in 1991 in Tel Aviv. The monument is undoubtedly one of the first, if not the first in the world – which was already in 1946. – The monument is undoubtedly one of the first, if not the first in the world to be dedicated to the memory of millions of Jews murdered during World War II. Nearby, there are two mass graves, separated from this area as part of the 2019 cemetery renovation project.

Other elements of the festival include concerts under the bima (ruins of the Old Synagogue), workshops, meetings and a reunion of Tarnów descendants of Jews from all over the world.

We cordially invite Tarnów residents and tourists!