ZAWIERCIE: śląskie Print

Coat of arms of ZawiercieAlternate names: Zawiercie [Pol], Zavirtcha, זאוויערטשע [Yid], Zavyertze, Заверце [Rus], זאוירציה [Hebr], Warthenau [Ger, 1941-45], Zavertse, Zavyerche. 50°30' N, 19°26' E, 36 miles NW of Kraków, 25 miles SE of Częstochowa, 17 miles NE of Będzin. Jewish population: 1,134 (in 1887), 6,095 (in 1921). Yizkors: Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Poland vol. 7: Kielce and Lublin (Jerusalem, 1999); Sefer zikaron; kedoshei Zawiercie ve-ha-seviva (Tel Aviv, 1948); and Pinkas Zaglembye (Melbourne, 1972). JOWBR burial list: Jewish Cemetery. This city in the Silesian Voivodeship of southern Poland with 55,800 inhabitants in 2005 in the Kraków-Częstochowa highland near the source of the Warta River. [July 2009]

ZAWIERCIE I:     US Commission No. POCE00056: In Katowickie. The US Commission is not finished rechecking this file. [2000]

ZAWIERCIE-KROMOKLOW I:     US Commission No. POCE000548 and (II) POCE000566: In Katowickie.The US Commission is not finished rechecking these files. [2000]

There is an old Jewish cemetery. You can see a few Jewish buildings left in the town. No further information given. Source: "web". [Sic]

The following is a list of Jewish cemeteries in Zaglembie. I have personally visted most of them: Bedzin - ul. Podzamcze, Bedzin - ul. Zawale (now a park), Bedzin - ul. Sielecka (bus terminal), Czeladz - ul. Czealdzka 64 (also used by Bedzin community), Sosnowiec - ul. Gospodarcza 1, Sosnowiec (Modzejow) - ul. Niwka Pastewna, Sosnowiec (Milowice) - ul. Stalowa, Dabrowa Gornicza - ul. Wolka 5, Dabrowa gornicza - ul. Mydlice, Wolbrom - ul. Skalska, Zawiercie - ul. Daszynskiego, Kromolow - ul. Piaskowa 29, Olkusz - ul. Kopalniana, Olkusz - ul. Olowiana, Boleslaw - Krzykawka 139 (used by Slawkow community), I have many photos of these cemeteries. You should also consult the following:

  • Daab, Alezandra, Macewy Bedzinskie [Bedzin Jewish Tombstones]. Katowice: Urzad Miejski w Bedzinie, 1993.
  • BOOK: Derus, Malgorzata and Dariusz Walerjanski, "Cmentarze zydowskie w wojewosdstwie katowickim [Jewish Cemeteries in the Province of Katowice]," in Cmentarze zydowskie . Wroclaw: Towarzystwo Przyjacol Polonistyki Wroclawskiej, 1995, pp. 155-165.
  • BOOK: Rozmus, Dariusz, Cmentarze Zydowskie Ziemi Olkusziej [The Jewish Cemeteries in the Olkusz Region]. Krakow: Oficyna Cracovia, 1999.
  • BOOK: Rozmus, Dariusz, "Nowe Dane Dotyczace Cmentarzy Zydowskich w Dawnym Powiecie Olkuskim w Granicach Administracyjnch do 1975 r [New Data on Jewish Cemeteries in the Former County of Olkusz Within the Administrative Boundaries Up to 1975]," in Ochrona Zabytkow 1999 Nr. 1, pp. 68-72.
  • BOOK: Rozmus, Dariusz, "Slady Polichromii na Nagrobkach z Obszaru Dawnego Powiatu Olkuskiego [Treces of Polychromy on Jewish Gravestones in the Former County of Olkusz]," in Ochrona Zabytkow 2000 Nr. 1, pp. 85-92.
  • BOOK: Walerjanski, Dariusz, "Cmentarze Zydowskie w Wojewodztwie Katowickim - Historia, Stan Zachowania, Problemy Ochrony [Jewish Cemeteries in the Katowice Voivodship - History, State Preservatio, Protection Problems]," in Ochrona Zabytkow 1998, no. 3, pp. 246-257.
A book listing every tombtone in the Zawiercie cemetery will be published shortly. Also, I am involved in a project to publish a book on the old Jewish cemetery in Bedzin which dates back to 1808. Anyone interested in this book, please contact me. Jeffrey Cymbler This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [November 2000 on JewishGen Digest]
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