JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Poland) Virtual Shtetl Report on Jewish Cemeteries in Poland #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Virtual Shtetl, the newsletter of the POLIN Museum-the Museum of the History
of Polish Jews, has published a brief report on summarizing the state of
Jewish cemeteries, and research and documentation on Jewish cemeteries in
Poland. The report may be accessed at:
https://sztetl.org.pl/pl/tradycja-i-kultura-zydowska/religia/cmentarze-zydowskie-w-polsce-stan-2017
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/y9u2r73p If you open this in the Chrome browser it
will be translated >from Polish to English. There is a chart with the number of
Jewish Cemeteries in Poland with the division of voivodships within the current
borders. The National Institute of Heritage also provided the data for another
chart on the List of Jewish cemeteries listed in the Register of Historic Places
as of October 31, 2017/

Another, older, report you might find of interest is:
https://sztetl.org.pl/en/tradition-and-jewish-culture/religion/cemeteries.
This is in English it is also available in Polish and one may change the
language by clicking the EN in the black box on the upper right to PL for
Polish. According to the most recent research, there are some 1,172 known
Jewish cemeteries (or sites of destroyed cemeteries) in Poland, of which 247
are included on the national register of historic/cultural monuments. Some
towns did not permit Jews to legally live there, and therefore may not have
had a Jewish cemetery so it is important to know the other cemeteries in
proximity to towns you may be researching, as well as where in a specific
town where Jews were permitted to have cemeteries. Burial practices of women
vs. men, and married vs not married also determined where someone may be buried.

The report mentions by name "There are ohalim in 35 localities in Poland [as
of 2017, fully or partially preserved ohalim can be found in 77
localities-ed,". The report talks about destroyed cemeteries, and
cemeteries that still have headstones.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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