Virtual tour along the trail of Brzesko Jews

We invite you on virtual walk through Jewish Brzesko

01 Virtual walk map

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02 Moshe Gross, doctor in the Brzesko ghetto

On November 22, 1940, the Jewish Council in Brzesko published an announcement about the search for a doctor in the "Gazeta Żydowska" ("Jewish newspaper"). Announcement in the "Jewish newspaper" about the search for a doctor for the Jewish community in...

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03 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...

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04 The main Brzesko synagogue

Although Brzesko was a small town before the war, there were four brick synagogues, a wooden one and several smaller prayer houses. It is difficult to say when the main Bzesko synagogue was built. We only know that from the...

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05 Residents of the street around Żwirki i Wigury square on the photos by Schaje Weiss

Some time ago we received several new photos from prof. Charles Weiss Jr. These pictures were also taken by his father, Schaje (Charles) Weiss, during his short stay in Brzesko in 1929. Thanks to these photos it was possible to...

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06 Yitzhak Lipschitz synagogue

Over 3 years ago we received 14 photos from the collection of prof. Charles Weiss Jr. These photos were taken in Brzesko in 1929 by his father prof. Schaje (Charles) Weiss. However only recently I have understood what might be...

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07 01.Short history of Brzesko Jews and Jewish cemeteries

(Based on the book „Jewish cemetery in Brzesko” by Iwona Zawidzka, Brzesko, 2001; used with permission from the author and the publishing house)  It is difficult to determine the time when Jews first settled in Brzesko (Jews called the city...

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08 08. Lipschitz rabbis

The job of a traditional rabbi (the word is from Hebrew רבי, meaning ‘master’or ‘teacher’) is to lead the Jewish religious community, answer questions on religious matters relating to everyday life and Jewish ritual, write religious books, and provide elementary...

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09 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...

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