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.