Zawiercie Cemetery

About the Cemetery and List of Tombstones


Zawiercie Web Site

December 1, 2014

The Zawiercie web site was redesigned. The new version includes all the material that was presented in the older version with additional pages.

The current history page includes new essays and references about the history of Kromolow and Zawiercie in general and in particular the history of the Jewish community.

The web site is work in progress and we will be happy to receive photographs, stories and data of the Jewish life in Kromolow and Zawiercie.


Zawiercie Jewish Cemetery

Restoration Project

Dec 26, 2014

Dear friends,

I finally organized all the pictures I could  find and I created a site on my Facebook page titled “Zawiercie Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project.” 

 As regards the cemetery, Marcin Bergier was very busy this year clearing the vegetation and smaller trees as well as the area at the entrance behind the two buildings either side of the gate. He also contacted the city to empty the garbage can behind the carriage house.   I have also sent him a chainsaw, which he plans on using next year to  take down some of the smaller trees...  One of the most difficult issue we are dealing with are the two buildings on either side of the entrance gate.  The one on the left is the carriage house and the one on the right is where the caretaker lived and the bodies were prepared for burial.  These two buildings have serious structural damage...  If we don’t get some serious money,  the two buildings will likely have to be torn down.  If anyone has any idea about a charitable organization we can contact to get a grant, please let me know.

Please forward this note to anyone I may have missed. 

Thank you,

Joe Greenbaum



December 2, 2014

On Tuesday April 9, 2013 Joe Greenbaum send email to a group of people that have an interest in the town of Zawiercie:

"Dear Friends and Family, I would like to inform you that the city of Zawiercie is planning to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liquidation of the Zawiercie ghetto on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Attached, you will find the invitation and a preliminary program schedule. "

The event took place on August 29, 2013 and Heidi Urich shared with me her experience:

"I attended the Zawiercie commemoration and found it to be a very worthwhile experience. I was particularly moved by the procession from the marketplace at the edge of the ghetto to the train station. In addition to town officials, there appeared to be a great many town residents who joined us as we walked about a mile on the route our family members were forced to take as they were being deported to Auschwitz. A large plaque commemorating the Jewish community was unveiled at the train station opposite the tracks in a solemn ceremony. This was followed by another ceremony at the Jewish cemetery. "

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The Jewish Cemetery of Zawiercie


The Jewish Cemetery in Zawiercie is located in Daszyńskiego Street and its eastern part borders with the former Evangelical Cemetery.

According to Prof. Worończak, the cemetery was founded in 1911, although a synagogue in Marszałkowska Street in Zawiercie  already functioned since 1880.

In 1998 there was erected a monument with a built-it plaque that is inscribed with the Star of David and inscriptions in Yiddish, English and Polish.

Zawiercie Jewish Cemetery includes 1061 tombstones

The project was accomplished by Benjamin Yaari, Ada Holtzman and the committe members:

Hammer Abraham, Haba Abraham, Yahalomi Ariel, Libermensh Yakov and Landau Bonia.

The book listing every tombstone in the Zawiercie Jewish Cemetery was privately published. The following list is digitized version translated to English.

The history of the Jewish cemetery is documented in the Virtual Shtetl site.

Good Photos of tombstones can be found in a page by Joanna Chmielecka.



Zawiercie Renovation Project


In the year 2014 Joseph Greenbaum raised funds for The Zawiercie Jewish Cemetery renovation project.

The project will be done with the help of Marcin Bergier.

Marcin Bergier, is a history teacher in Zawiercie. For several years, he has an interest in the history of Polish Jews, mainly Zawiercie Jews. He is taking care of cemeteries in Kromołów and Zawiercie.
According to Marcin fewer and fewer people come to Zawiercie, now it's almost exclusively second and third generation. Marcin is always ready to help the visitors by finding the tombstones and records at the Zawiercie registration office.
Two years ago he was the initiator and organizer of the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto in Zawiercie.  Few people helped him and it worked out. 
His goal is to preserve the memory of the Jewish inhabitants of Zawiercie. He is doing geodetic map of cemeteries with a very accurate representation of every grave in Kromolow and Zawiercie cemeteries.
Attached is Marcin’s document describing the renovation prozect (in Polish).

One can also go through the posting of Zawiercie facebook page: restoration project





Zawiercie Cemetery in Winter by Jeff Cymbler

Zawiercie Cemetery in Winter

photo by Jeff Cymbler

List of Surnames Recorded in the Jewish Cemetery of Zawiercie

A - B

C - F

G - I



M - N

O - P



T - W

Y - Z

No Surname recorded


Grave Header

Rachel Bajla Sznajderman

Eliezer Rozen Sznajderman

Eliezer Rozen Sznajderman

Eygda Sznajderman

Eygda Sznajderman

Sara Piltshevitz

Moshe Yehuda Lejb

Avraham Yosef Landau