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Coat of arms of SupraślAlternate names: Supraśl [Pol], Soprashl, סופראסל [Yid], Suprasl', Супрасль [Rus], Suprashl, Suprasle. 53°13' N, 23°21' E, 10 miles NE of Białystok. 1900 Jewish population: 466. Yizkor: Hayim ve-mavet be-tsel ha-ya'ar; sipurah shel Suprasl he-yehudit, 'ayarah be-mizrah Polin (Israel, 1991); and Bóżnice Białostocczyzny (Białystok, 1992). This town in Białystok powiat, NE Poland in Podlaskie Voivodeship since 1999 and previously in Białystok Voivodeship (1975-1998) , about 15 km NE of Białystok is the seat of the Gmina Supraśl with a 2004 population of 4,526. No proper cemetery existed in Suprasl; the town's dead were buried at Bialystok I, II, and III. However, Jews of Suprasl were incarcerated in the tenth division army camp and transferred on November 21 1942 to Treblinka. [July 2009]

UPDATE: http://www.zchor.org/suprasl/suprasl.htm [January 2003]

US Commission No. POCE000113 surveyor mistook a Protestant cemetery for a Jewish one and therefore is redacted here. One Jewish gravestone had been moved to that Protestant cemetery. [January 2003]

  • Town: Urzad Miasta i Gminy, ul. Kosciuszki 7, Suprasl, Naczelnik, tel. 18-35-39.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, ul. Dojlidy Fabryczne 23, Bialystok, tel. 41-23-32.
  • Interested: Leonard Dubrowolski, ul. Stowackiego 12, Suprasl, tel. 180-31 and Jakow Pat, 26 Alexander Yayanaj, Tel. Aviv, Israel.

The earliest known Jewish community existed in the 18th century. 1931 Jewish population (census) was 286. Rabbi Awigor Rabinowicz and Rabbi Abraham Zalman Korec lived here. Tomasz Wisniewski, ul. Bema 95/99, Bialystok, Tel. 212-46 completed survey on 30/09/1991. He visited in 1990.
In his 1998 book Jewish Bialystok, Wisniewski corrects the above report by stating on p. 105 by stating that Suprasl "never had its own Jewish cemetery; instead, its Jewish residents buried their dead in the Bialystok cemetery."

Leonard Dobrowolski at 12 Slowackiego Street wrote about local Jewish history for the local newspaper.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2009 16:37
 
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