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This site is for articles concerning the Pabianice Landsmanshaft of Melbourne, and we are also involved in the JewishGen: TheYizkor Book Project. Please go to jewishgen.org or yadvashem.org for geneology information.
Pabianice Memorial Service 2023
Our 2023 Yizkor was held on Sunday, 7 May, hosted by Eva Light (pictured, below left) at her home in Caulfield. About 25 people attended and heard emotional stories from guest speaker Mrs Mina Wartski (Cychtiger) pictured, below centre), a Holocaust survivor who was born in Pabianice. Also pictured below is Guta Kiper, whose mother was born in Pabianice.
This year is the 81st anniversary of the liquidation of the Pabianice Ghetto 1942.
Pabianice Memorial Service 2021
Our annual Yizkor Memorial Service was held on Sunday 9th May, at the Pabianice Monument, Browns Road, Springvale.
This year marks the 79th anniversary of the liquidation of the Pabianice Ghetto.
See photos and short videos from the 2021 memorial service here...
Pabianice Memorial Service 2019
The Pabianice Memorial Service was held on 26th May, at the Pabianice Monument, MCK Cemetery, marking the 77th anniversary of the liquidation of the Pabianice Ghetto. Guest speaker: Mr Izi Marmur, Vice-President Australian Society of Polish Jews Inc.
Pabianice Memorial Service 2018
(Our 12th Yizkor Memorial Service in Melbourne) The 76th anniversary of the liquidation of the Pabianice Ghetto/Pabianice Memorial Service was held on 27th May at the Pabianice Monument, MCK Cemetery, Springvale.
See photos from the 2018 memorial service here...
Dr Ian Light's speech at the 76th Pabianice Yizkor (27/5/2018)
Press Release - 9 May, 2014
Translation of book about Jewish life in Pabianice, Poland
The Pabianice Landsmanshaft announces the publication of the English translation of Seyfer Pabianice (The Pabianice Yizkor book) originally published in Yiddish and Hebrew in 1956, edited by A. Wolf Jasni. MORE...
The book in English is available at these places world wide. Click here...
Last month the Pabianice Landsmanshaft launched the new translation of the Pabianice Yizkor book. It was held at the home of a descendant of a Pabianice family. One hundred people with links to Pabianice attended. There were readings from the book as well as a reading of the late Bronka Light’s journal by her daughter, Eva, including evocative stories about her life in Pabianice before the war. SEE PHOTOS...
The first sections of the Pabianice book are now online at: download here...
Or download a scanned copy of the 1st Edition, 2014 book (large file: 89MB) here
NEWS UPDATE: On 14 July 2012, a Pabianice Memorial Plaque was dedicated at the Caulfield Hebrew Congregation.
Read the new page: Newsletter 2021