Brzesko Jewish cemetery news

05.06.2023 | Redaktor
Testimony of Leon Epstein: devastation of the old Jewish cemetery

While searching the archives of the Jewish Historical Institute, I found the testimony of Leon (Leib) Epstein, the uncle of the still living Polaniecki brothers. (Polaniecki family, parents and four sons, fled from Brzesko to the Soviet Union at the beginning of the war, thanks to which they managed to survive. After the war, the […]

04.02.2023 | Redaktor
Cleaning the cemetery, 2022

In 2022, as in previous years, we regularly took care of the Brzesko new Jewish cemetery. From the beginning of May to the end of October, we organized cleaning the cemetery 6 different times. These events were attended by many people: teachers and students from three Brzesko schools took (all together oved 120 people from […]

06.06.2022 | Redaktor
Cleaning the cemetery, 2021

We’ve been regularly taking care of the Jewish cemetery in 2021. Major cleanings took place on May 4, June 2 and June 16. I’m deeply moved to share with you that over 90 students from 3 Brzesko schools joined us in June.   We mowed the grass at the cemetery also in July and August […]

19.07.2020 | Redaktor
Cleaning the cemetery, 2015-2020

When we first started taking care of the Brzesko Jewish cemetery in April 2015, most of the area was covered with bushes and it was only possible to walk down the main alley leading to the ohels. We had neither equipment nor money, but we wanted to do something for the people buried at the […]

16.03.2020 | Redaktor
Matzevot at the Brzesko Jewish cemetery: additional data based on death records

As you may know, there are 850 matzevot with readable inscriptions at the Brzesko Jewish cemetery. All of them have been documented by the Foundation for Documentation of Jewish cemeteries and can be found  in the database However, many inscriptions on matzevot have no family names of the deceased, which makes it difficult to […]

07.03.2020 | Redaktor
Jewish cemeteries in Brzesko

As you know, there were 2 Jewish cemeteries in Brzesko: an old one (currently a parking lot opposite the city hall) and a new one (on Czarnowiejska Street). The old cemetery was most probably founded in the 17th century, but after it had been overfilled at the beginning of the 19th century, tBrzesko Jewish community […]

14.10.2019 | Redaktor
Cleaning the cemetery: September-October 2019

Within approximately 6 weeks, we were at the cemetery 3 times.  In the beginning 0f September there were 7 of us, and we were working from late morning till 7 pm. It was very hot, but we managed to do a lot. We gathered some garbage (and I’m very happy that there wasn’t much trash […]

31.05.2019 | Redaktor
Matzeva found in Brzesko

In the beginning of May 2019 Głuch family found a piece of matzeva in Brzesko, on the bank of Uszwica river – it was completely covered with mud, probably lying there for many decades. Luckily they’ve understood what it was and contacted Mrs Zuzanna Peters-Musiał, and she contacted me. Soon this matzeva will return to […]

12.06.2016 | Redaktor
Cleaning the cemetery, June 2016

Eight people spent good several house on June 12, 2016 cleaning the new Jewish cemetery at Czarnowiejska street. Below you can see the results of our work.

30.05.2016 | Redaktor
Cleaning the Brzesko Jewish cemetery 2016, May 2016

In spring 2015 we’ve started taking care of the new Jewish cemetery located at Czarnowiejska street: as a group of volunteers, often with the help of students from 2 local schools.