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bircza online cemetery project

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Bircza, Poland was once a thriving Jewish community ... until the Nazi German invasion of June 1941. Since then, the community has forgotten about the Jews that once pre-dominated in the area, left the cemetery unkempt, and turned the synagogue into a priest’s residence. However, the survivors, their descendents, and the researchers of this town have not forgotten the heritage of Bircza.

The Association of Bircza Researchers is considering to document the once-vibrant Jewish life in Bircza. An individual will go to Bircza to clean and photograph the different gravestones. He will then translate the stones into English, and compile it all into a number of photoalbums, complete with detailed indexes, and film negatives. Once the project is done, the research collected (gravestones photographed, translated, etc.) will be posted on the Bircza Online website.

This idea is still being discussed, so if you have any ideas or would like more information, please contact Bircza Online or visit the ABR listserv (http://groups.google.com/group/bircza-online).

contact bircza online

To contribute information or make contact with Bircza Online, please use this form below, or email bircza@reproots.org.

Names you are researching:
Places you are researching:
What kind of information do you have? Have you been (or will go) to the Bircza area? Please be specific:
Are you interested to join the Association of Bircza Researchers (ABR)?
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interactive map

Select a village from the list to visit an interactive map of the entire Bircza area.

various images

[Bircza road sign, 2005]
Bircza road sign, 2005
[Bircza municipal building, 2005]
Bircza municipal building, 2005
[Bircza market square, 2005]
Bircza market square, 2005
[Bircza countryside, 2000]
Bircza countryside, 2000
[Priest’s house (former synagogue), 2005]
Priest’s house (former synagogue), 2005
[Gravestone in the ruins of the Jewish cemetery, 1998]
Gravestone in the ruins of the Jewish cemetery, 1998
[Bircza Manour, c. 1911]
Bircza Manour, c. 1911
[Bircza memorial plaque, Har Tsiyyōn (Mt Zion), Jerusalem]
Bircza memorial plaque, Har Tsiyyōn (Mt Zion), Jerusalem
[Postcard of the Bircza war memorial (undated)]
Postcard of the Bircza war memorial (undated)

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D Gershon Lewental, PhD
25 Mar 2000–19 Oct 2011