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Coat of arms of WałbrzychAlternate names: Wałbrzych [Pol], Waldenburg [Ger], Valbřich or Valdenburk, [Czech], Waldenburg in Schlesien. 50°46' N, 16°17' E, 40 miles SW of Wrocław (Breslau). Jewish population: 300 (in 1880), 219 (in 1931). This city in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in SW Poland with 125,773 inhabitants in 2006 and from 1975-1998 the capital of Wałbrzych Voivodeship and now the seat of Wałbrzych powiat, 70 km (43.5 miles) SW of the regional capital Wrocław, and about 10 km from the Czech border. [July 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000513 The US Commission is not finished rechecking this file. [2000]

  • Source: They Lived Among Us: Polish Judaica , a travel brochure: Arline Sachs, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    BOOK: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel A Guide to East-Central Europe . New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. p. 26 Normal 0

9th century Cemetery: This land bought in 1834 by C. P. Frankenstein was not used.

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OLD CEMETERY: The 0.15-ha old Jewish cemetery is located in 1 Maja St. Bought on November 10, 1862 by Friedrich and Solomon Cohn, in 1914 mining damage flooded the site leaving silt and slush burying gravestones. Part of the matzevot was stolen. [July 2009]

NEW CEMETERY: Located in Moniuszki St, the 0.4-ha cemetery was established in 1902 and has about 150 matzevot remaining. Some gravestones of German Jews and the beit tahara are preserved. The cemetery is currently one of the three cemeteries still active in Dolnoslaskie region. photos. video. photos. [July 2009]


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