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Coat of arms of Gmina Korczyna

Alternate names: Korczyna [Pol], Kortshin, קארטשין [Yid]. קארטשינא- Hebrew. 49°43' N, 21°49' E, 24 miles SSW of Rzeszów, 3 miles NNE of Krosno. 1900 Jewish population: 1,026.

Korczyna; sefer zikaron (New York, 1967)

KORCZYNA MEMORIAL BOOK ( Project Coordinator and Translator: William Leibner. Editor: Phyllis Kramer. Original Yiddish Book edited by Morris Zucker and Isaac Wasserstrom. New York, 1967. 310 pages, including new lists of residents compiled recently. Amazon [Apr 2014]

Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Poland vol. 3: Western Galicia and Silesia (Jerusalem, 1984).

Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IV, pp. 398-399: "Korczyna". ShtetLink.

Jewish settlement began the end of the 16th century in this small town located a few kilometers north of Krosna. Unlike other cities, Jews have never constituted a majority of the population, but rather were 20%. 1921 census recorded 796 Jews among 4,517 total inhabitants. In WWII, Krosna Jews were killed in the extermination camp at Belzec. Many of the executions resulted because of Warzycach Jasienieckiej. The last rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu Rubin, was murdered with his entire family. 786 Jews lived there in 1939; only a few survived the Holocaust. [May 2009]


  • Located in "przysiółku Burkot", mass executions occurred during WWII. 300-350 gravestones, 30-40% not accessible, remain. Recently, municipal authorities planned cleaning. The fenced cemetery is unclosed. This cemetery is not entirely forgotten. In various places on the globe, people are still alive for whom this cemetery is the place of burial of their ancestors. Photos. Meyer Denn's cemetery and gravestone photography project website. [May 2009]
  • burial list and cemetery photos [August 2014]
  • burial list [Jan 2015]
  • US Commission No. POCE000725

AKorczyna is located in Krosno at 49°93 21°49, 41 km from Krosno. Present population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy, 38-420 Korczyna, tel. 110-80.
  • Regional: (see Baligrod).

1921 Jewish population was 796. Jewish community was Orthodox. The isolated rural flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous masonry wall with locking gate surrounds it. Before WWII and now, the cemetery size is.7 ha. 100-500, less than 25% toppled or broken and 1-20 stones not in original locations, date from the 19th-20th centuries. The granite, marble and concrete rough stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones or flat stones with carved relief decorations have Hebrew inscriptions. It contains unmarked mass graves. The unknown owner uses property for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. Rarely, private visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. There has been no maintenance, no care. Within the limits of the cemetery are two buildings without any fittings. Weather erosion and vegetation are very serious threats. The cemetery is overgrown with trees and bushes.

Piotr Antenicik, ul. Dobra 5/36, tel. 05-800 completed survey on September 11, 1992 after visit on September 1, 1992.

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