Obituary for Mr Marian Majerowicz
December 05, 2023

It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the passing of Marian Majerowicz, a long-standing vice-chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of Jewish War Veterans and Victims of World War II, a former Auschwitz prisoner who was compelled to participate in the Death March. Marian was our committed friend and active member of TSKŻ.

Marian Majerowicz was born in 1926 in Myszków, Silesian Voivodship. He was placed in a concentration camp when he was only seventeen. He managed to reunite with his father at Auschwitz. He learned from him that both his mother and younger brother had been murdered by the Nazis in the gas chamber.

My father was in a terrible physical condition. He had been sent to the gas chamber after one of the selections in the camp. After writing down his number, I still managed to say goodbye to him. I remember him disappearing behind one of the barracks,” he recalled many years later.

In January 1945 he was evacuated from Auschwitz in the so-called Death March. He was freed from captivity in the Czech Republic on 9 May 1945.

Marian was an incredibly cheerful person, always smiling, and with a great respect for other people. He will always be remembered as such.

The Management Board of TSKZ, TSKZ Warsaw˙ and all members of TSKZ, express their solidarity with the relatives of the deceased, and offer their condolences. May his soul be bound by the knot of life.

The funeral ceremony will be held on Friday, 8 December at 11.30 a.m. at the Southern Cemetery in Antoninowo near Warsaw.

Photography: Marta Kuśmierz