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Gliwice

Stary cmentarz żydowski w Gliwicach

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Old Jewish cemetery in Gliwice - Jewish cemetery located at ul. On the Sand in Gliwice. It is the oldest preserved Jewish cultural monument in this city. [source: Wikipedia, 1361492]
confessionJudaism
type of the cemeteryreligious
state of the cemeteryclosed
[source: Wikipedia, 1361492]
Poland
the area where services are available
area where services are not available
Assumption
The cemetery is located in the city center, between ul. Na Piasku (entrance), railway tracks and tenement houses at ul. Trench. It covers an area of 0.63 ha. Approximately 500 tombstones have survived to this day. They were set in even rows. Gray matzevot dominated, triangular or semicircular, with inscriptions in Hebrew or German and Hebrew. They were also decorated with Old Testament symbols. The oldest gravestones have inscriptions made in a convex rite in Hebrew. The most magnificent is the tomb of the Meyer family. The cemetery also rests, among others family members: Troplowitz, Frankel, Freud and Froehlich. In the part for children, buried, among others siblings of Edith Stein . At the main entrance are the ruins of the pre-burial house. [source: Wikipedia, 1361492]
History
The cemetery was established in 1815 in the area purchased by the Jewish community in 1795. Initially, it was located in the suburb of Piasek, outside the built-up area . After starting the railway line from Wrocław to Mysłowice (1845-48) and building the railway station in Gliwice, the cemetery was in the immediate vicinity of these two facilities. The last burial was made in 1937, when Ernestina Hahn was buried, and the necropolis was finally closed in 1953. After 1945, tombstones made of precious stones were stolen and used as a building material. The cemetery was taken away from the Jewish kehilla in 1956, and in the 1970s its liquidation was assumed in connection with the planned construction of a flyover over the railway tracks along the axis of Dworcowa and Tarnogórska Streets. The liquidation ultimately did not take place due to the historical and artistic value of the object . After World War II, a carpentry workshop was located in the building of the former pre-burial house, followed by a common room. Since 2010, at the initiative of the association for Cultural Heritage in Gliwice, the Memorial - Zikaron cemetery is periodically made available to visitors . [source: Wikipedia, 1361492]
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Wikipedia, Images by Marcin Szala, Old Jewish Cemetery in Gliwice, Self-published work
Wikipedia, Images by Marcin Szala, Old Jewish Cemetery in Gliwice, Self-published work
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