Research into the history of Wysokie Mazowieckie, a small town in Poland, led to the emergence of a story of an execution of locals at the Old Jewish cemetery in April 1943 and the discovery of the likely location of the mass grave in which the victims are buried.


Evidence collated during the research led to the opening of a criminal investigation by the Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamiæci Narodowej – Komisja Úcigania Zbrodni Przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu) (“IPN”) in 2006.


The investigation, led by Public Prosecutor Mr Radosław Ignatiew who dealt with the inquiry into the Jedwabne pogrom, is continuing. There is no indication about progress, findings or expected date of conclusion of the investigation.


Tsafrir’s grandmother was born in Wysokie Mazowieckie. Her two aunts were amongst the victims.


Base documentation, audio, photography, video and found objects form the groundwork for this evolving project.





L’Express

In November 2010, the Swiss newspaper L’Express published an article by Aleksandra Planinic dealing with aspects of april.1943.wysokie_mazowieckie. To download a copy of the article (in French) click here: L'Express Article.


Interview

Download a copy of an interview for L'Express in which Tsafrir is discussing aspects of the project: L’Express Interview.


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