PHOTO: EAST NEWS/ WOJTEK LASKI
60. Rocznica pogromu w Jedwabnem, odsloniecie pomnika upamietniajacego ofiary pogromu, Jedwabne, 10.07.2001.
60. Anniversary of the pogrom in Jedwabne, unveiling of the monument commemorating the victims of the pogrom, Jedwabne, 10.07.2001.
Pictured: banner with names of some of Jews from village Wizny, killed in Jedwabne
Polish citizens, allegedly with the assistance of Nazi, massacred some 1,600 Jews from Radzilow and Jedwabne by forcing them into a barn and setting it on fire in 1941.
Controversy has surrounded the wording of the text on the memorial, modeled on a Jewish gravestone and set in a granite-walled field whose text leaves the killers unnamed.
It reads:To the memory of Jews from Jedwabne and the surrounding areas, men, women and children, fellow citizens of this country, murdered and burned alive at this place on July 10, 1941.''