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The images below have been collected from various individuals and researchers who have obtained (or taken) photographs of the Bircza area, or images relating to the community. At the right of the page, you will find an index for the photographs, separating them by category. Large pictures have been reduced in size to fit below; to view the full size, click on the photo. Information about the origin of the pictures (such as the photographer) is included below each one; these individuals own the rights to these images and must be contacted if you intend to distribute or reproduce them. If you have any images of this region, please contribute them to the website by contacting me. By pooling our resources, we can keep the spirit of qehīllat Bircza alive.


main roads and city sites

countryside photo #1

This picture was taken on the outskirts of Bircza and shows the type of countryside in which the city is located.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

countryside photo #2

This picture is a view from the top of Bircza, taken from a high point overlooking the town. Bircza is situated in very pretty countryside.
Credit: Linda Grapel-Lipson, 2000

city centre photo #1

Shops and buildings in Bircza’s city centre.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

city centre photo #2

Shops and buildings in Bircza’s city centre.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

city centre photo #3

‘Mirko Market’, one of several shops and buildings in Bircza’s city centre.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

delicatessen

‘Delikatesy Max’ (‘Max’s Delicatessen’), one of several shops and buildings in Bircza’s city centre, located near the Market Square.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

market square photo #1

Bircza’s Market Square.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

market square photo #2

Bircza’s Market Square.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

market square photo #3

Bircza’s Market Square. One can see the War Memorial on the other side of the street.
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

administrative building

Bircza’s main administrative building, in the city centre. The town crest can be seen to the right, on the wall.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

main road photo #1

Houses and shops off a street (‘Ul. Wojska Polskiego’, or ‘Polish Army Road’) that goes from the main road to the Market Square. A sign on the centre building reads: ‘Sklep Wielobranżowy’ (‘General Store’); the building on the right states: ‘Sklep—Spozywczo—Przemysłowy’ (‘Store—Food—Supplies’). Note that this is the same building as the following photo, but taken seven years later (2005).
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

main road photo #2

A street sign on the white building reads: ‘Ul. Wojska Polskiego’ (‘Polish Army Road’). This street goes from the main road to the Market Square. On the side of the road are various houses and shops. Signs on the white house read: ‘Sklep Wielobranżowy’ (‘General Store’) and ‘Sklep—Spozywczo—Przemysłowy—Crystyna Curpiel—Bircza’ (‘Store—Food—Supplies—Crystyna Curpiel—Bircza’). A sign hanging by the door reads: ‘W Sklepach najtaniej’ (‘Very cheapest’). Farther down the street, a sign on the yellowish building says: ‘Odzież na wage’ (‘Clothing by weight’). Note that this is the same building as the previous photo, but taken seven years earlier (1998).
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

main road photo #3

Various houses and shops off the main road of Bircza.
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

main road photo #4

A street from the main road to the Market Square. On the building is a street sign: ‘Ul. Wojska Polskiego’ (‘Polish Army Road’).
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

street photo #1

Street behind the municipal office.
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

street photo #2

A street leading to the church.
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

street photo #3

Houses and buildings along the streets of Bircza.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

street photo #4

Houses and buildings along the streets of Bircza.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

street photo #5

Houses and buildings along the streets of Bircza.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

street photo #6

Houses and buildings along the streets of Bircza.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

street photo #7

Houses and buildings along the streets of Bircza.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

street photo #8

Houses and buildings along the streets of Bircza.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

street photo #9

Houses and buildings along the streets of Bircza.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

szkolna st (painting)

Painting of Szkolna St by Antoni Rudawski. For more information about this remarkable Bircza teacher and painter, click here.
Painted: Antoni Rudawski, undated
Credit: Joanna Zientek, 2000

bircza in winter (painting)

Painting of Bircza in the wintertime by Antoni Rudawski. For more information about this remarkable Bircza teacher and painter, click here.
Painted: Antoni Rudawski, 1965
Credit: Joanna Zientek, 2001

old oak photo #1

Chris Wozniak photographed himself standing by the famous Old Oak of Bircza.
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

old oak photo #2

The Old Oak of Bircza.
Credit: Chris Wozniak, 1998

old oak photo #3

The Old Oak seven years later, in 2005.
Credit: Lilli Rubenov, 2005

nearby forest

This is the sign at the entrance to the forest just outside of Bircza. Nearby is a sign that says skiing.
Credit: Linda Grapel-Lipson, 2000

bircza postcard #1

Postcard of Bircza from 1900.
Credit: Wikipedia, 1900

bircza postcard #2

Postcard of Bircza from the 1970s.
Credit: Joanna Zientek, 1970s

bircza postcard #3

Postcard of Bircza from 1999.
Credit: Jacek Proszyk, 1999


other places near bircza

brzezawa

The town of Brzezawa.
Credit: Jacek Proszyk, 2004

kreców

The town of Kreców.
Credit: Jacek Proszyk, 2004

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image index

main roads and city sites

  1. countryside photo #1
  2. countryside photo #2
  3. city centre photo #1
  4. city centre photo #2
  5. city centre photo #3
  6. delicatessen
  7. market square photo #1
  8. market square photo #2
  9. market square photo #3
  10. administrative building
  11. main road photo #1
  12. main road photo #2
  13. main road photo #3
  14. main road photo #4
  15. street photo #1
  16. street photo #2
  17. street photo #3
  18. street photo #4
  19. street photo #5
  20. street photo #6
  21. street photo #7
  22. street photo #8
  23. street photo #9
  24. szkolna st (painting)
  25. bircza in winter (painting)
  26. old oak photo #1
  27. old oak photo #2
  28. old oak photo #3
  29. nearby forest
  30. bircza postcard #1
  31. bircza postcard #2
  32. bircza postcard #3

other places near bircza

  1. brzezawa
  2. kreców

jewish cemetery

  1. cemetery gate
  2. cemetery sign #1
  3. cemetery sign #2
  4. cemetery sign #3
  5. cemetery photo #1
  6. cemetery photo #2
  7. cemetery photo #3
  8. cemetery photo #4
  9. cemetery photo #5
  10. cemetery photo #6
  11. cemetery photo #7
  12. cemetery photo #8
  13. cemetery photo #9
  14. cemetery photo #10
  15. cemetery photo #11
  16. gravestone #1
  17. 1836 gravestone #1
  18. 1836 gravestone #2
  19. 1836 gravestone #3
  20. 1920 gravestone #1
  21. 1920 gravestone #2
  22. 1922 gravestone #1
  23. 1922 gravestone #2
  24. gravestone #5
  25. gravestone #6
  26. gravestone #7
  27. gravestone #8
  28. gravestone #9
  29. gravestone #10
  30. gravestone #11
  31. gravestone #12

other religious places

  1. synagogue #1
  2. synagogue #2
  3. synagogue #3
  4. rabbi’s house
  5. miqvah
  6. view of church
  7. priest’s house photo #1
  8. priest’s house photo #2
  9. priest’s house photo #3
  10. priest’s house photo #4
  11. presbytery (painting)

other noted buildings

  1. bircza manor
  2. bircza manor entrance
  3. school
  4. bircza castle postcard
  5. bircza castle (painting)
  6. krasiczyn castle (painting)

people

  1. 19th-c. bircza townsfolk (painting)
  2. löwenthal family, late 1920s
  3. pre-war schoolboard
  4. school play, c. 1934
  5. school faculty, late 1940s
  6. teachers in the market place
  7. antoni rudawski, 1960s

signs and monuments

  1. war memorial
  2. war memorial plaque
  3. town crest
  4. town crest at town entrance photo #1
  5. town crest at town entrance photo #2
  6. road distance sign
  7. road at town entrance
  8. yad vashem memorial photo #1
  9. yad vashem memorial photo #2
  10. mt zion memorial

mt hebron cemetery markers

  1. birczer young men’s #1
  2. birczer young men’s #2
  3. birczer young men’s #3
  4. birczer young men’s #4
  5. birczer young men’s #5
  6. birczer young men’s #6
  7. birczer sick & benevolent #1
  8. birczer sick & benevolent #2
  9. birczer sick & benevolent #3
  10. birczer sick & benevolent #4
  11. birczer sick & benevolent #5
  12. birczer sick & benevolent #6
  13. birczer sick aid #1
  14. birczer sick aid #2
  15. birczer sick aid #3

community documents and stamps

  1. community signatures, 1904
  2. community stamp #1
  3. community stamp #2
  4. community stamp #3
  5. community stamp #4
  6. community stamp #5
  7. community stamp #6
  8. natan beisen’s signature, mid-19th c.
  9. rabbinical legal ruling, 1884
  10. marriage announcement, 04 march 1904
  11. shulḥan ʿarukh, 1863
  12. shulḥan ʿarukh, 1895
  13. polish business directory: bircza and stara bircza, 1929
  14. nowe horyzonty article, 1940s

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