Jewish Cemetery of Rzeszów

Location
Rejtana Boulevard
Rzeszow, Podkarpackie, Poland Add to Map
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Three cemeteries existed:

Oldest Cemetery: Founded near the old synagogue in the 16th Century, the oldest surviving stone dated from 1553 until vandalized by the Nazis, stealing the gravestones to build roads. A parking facility is now located on site.

Old Cemetery: Founded in the 17th Century and used until the end of the 19th Century. Cemetery was completely destroyed in 1942 by the Nazis. A memorial (boulder) and granite tablet stands since June 2009.

New Cemetery: Founded in 1849
The cemetery functioned until the Nazi occupation vandalized the cemetery, using part of the matzevot to reinforce the riverbank as well as for street work on Asnyka, in Szopena and in the Tyczynie market. In 1944, 754 matzevot remained, the majority fallen to the ground. Among them were those of Rabbi Aaron Lewin with rich decoration and olish inscriptions. The oldest preserved gravestone dates from 1851 as do three others that are to be [or are] placed in the cemetery with those of Cwi Elimelech Szapiro Błażow and son Jozuego Rybotycz and Abraham Horowic. A Holocaust memorial in the cemetery commemorates victims and Jewish soldiers. Landmarked in 1983, the site was cleaned in 1986 and fencing built. [June 2009]

  • Added: 18 Sep 2016
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