Throughout Poland on Sunday April 19, 2015 memorial events marked the seventy – second anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazi occupiers. These pictures are from Bialystok. Children, adults and whole families were given yellow flowers as a symbol of these events. The symbol was first used by the ghetto survivor Marek Edelman, who on each anniversary received a bouquet of daffodils from someone who never revealed their name. Each year Edelman placed the flowers at the ghetto memorial in Warsaw. Through Bialystok schools held lessons to tell of the events of the World War II and the fate of the Jewish people. This expression of connection with Jewish and Polish memory has been growing every year as part of the attempt of Poland to mark the loss of its Polish Jewish population.
Warsaw Ghetto Remembrance, Bialystok, April 19, 2015