Remembrance March to honour victims of Warsaw Ghetto's liquidation

Last year, participants of the Remembrance March suspended yellow ribbons with the names of murdered Jews at the installation prepared in front of the Jewish Historical Institute building. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

A March of Remembrance will be held in Warsaw on Monday to commemorate the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto on the 77th anniversary of the tragic event.

The March will begin on Monday afternoon at the Umschlagplatz Monument, located at Stawki Street, in the former loading yard, where from 1942 to 1943 Germans transported over 300,000 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka German Nazi extermination camp and other death camps in the Lublin district.

Treblinka was one of the main extermination sites for European Jews, the death count coming second only to the main Holocaust site Auschwitz in southern Poland.

The first transport of Polish citizens of Jewish descent from the Warsaw Ghetto arrived in the camp on July 23, 1942. By September 21, it had received 254,000 Warsaw Ghetto inhabitants.

It is estimated that nearly 900,000 Europeans of Jewish descent were murdered there. The vast majority, about 760,000 were Polish citizens.