May 2015: Commemoration Event in Israel

During the yearly commemoration for the victims of the Holocaust in the Forest of the Czechoslovak martyrs at Ya’ar Hakdoshim in Israel—on May 28th—a memorial plaque honoring the Jewish Community of Bardejov was unveiled. The ceremony included speeches by the Slovak and Czech ambassadors in Israel and other distinguished guests. Orit Stieglitz and Giora Solar represented the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee and described the Bardejov Holocaust Memorial. The ‘plaque project’ was initiated by Malka Pelleg, daughter of Eta Landau-Rubin from Bardejov, who put countless efforts into its production and into contacting the Israeli Bardejovers who came from all over Israel to attend the ceremony.