Here’s a roundup of recent news related to Jewish cemeteries in Poland, from Virtual Shtetl (and other sources)
The three cast-iron markers, whose epitaphs are still legible, were discovered during construction works on the grounds of the Pauline monastery in Leśniów, in a building that served as a hospital before WW2. The plaques are believed to have been located originally in the Jewish cemetery in nearby Żarki. They are currently being kept in the local cultural center in Żarki, which is housed in the former synagogue at ul. Moniuszki 2. According to the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper, Poland’s Chief Rabbi, Michael Schudrich, has agreed to affix the cast-iron markers to the wall of the new Jewish cemetery in Żarki, on ul. Polna. If not there, may be displayed in cultural center’s museum.
The town of Żarki, near Czestochowa in south-central Poland, actively promotes its Jewish history and heritage with a Jewish Culture Trail in English and Polish that is accessible on the town’s web site.
Restoration work begins at Jewish cemetery in Błędów
Monuments marking destroyed Jewish cemeteries erected in Łabiszyn and Strzelno
U.S. volunteers restore the Jewish cemetery in Zambrów