JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen gravestone photos from Mt Hebron Cemetery on Bircza Online website #general

d gershon lewental <reproots@...>


In 2006, I visited the Mt Hebron Cemetery in Queens, New York, to photograph all
the graves in the burial societies of emigrants >from the area of Bircza (present-
day south-eastern Poland). It has taken me some time, but I have finally
uploaded all of the photos to the "Bircza Online" website, along with relevant
information (plot location, burial society, and date of death). The list and
accompanying photographs include nearly 450 individuals. At times, the information
I have listed corrects that which can be found on the Mt Hebron Cemetery website
(numerous misspellings).

The list and photographs can be found by clicking on "91lists" on the Bircza
Online website:

I would also like to take the opportunity to note that various other elements of
the Bircza website have been updated, including maps,photos, and other lists. I
would also like to reach out to any researchers searching the Bircza environs to
contact me to share information about the town. I am particularly eager to collect
"91testimonials" >from those who were born in Bircza, as the number of living
survivors is growing smaller by day.

Thank you,
D Gershon Lewental
Tel-Aviv, Israel /

Bierfass, Bykov, Drozhanski, Freifeld, Hamer, Gartner, Goldsmith, Lauberfeld,
Lischner, Lowenthal, Mond, Oberlender, Orling, Rothstein, Schnell, Tepper, Tobias,
Turner, Puryc IN ... Bircza area, Drohobycz, Dynow, Khyrow, Korzeniec, Leszczawa
Dolna, Moscow, Mrzyglod, Nowa Wies, Poltawa, Przemysl, Rybotycze, Sanok, Vinnitsa,
Zohatyn [Poland and Ukraine]; Buenos Aires, New York City [Americas]

MODERATOR NOTE: The photos and information >from the cemetery referred to above
will be added to JOWBR. We are grateful to Gershon for sharing this with JewishGen

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