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THE RESTORATION OF
THE LOSICE CEMETERY

 

LOSICE, POLAND



THE LOSICE JEWISH CEMETERY
Losice, Poland
bef World War II

 



REDEDICATION OF LOSICE CEMETERY
20 May 2008

Rabbi Schudrich ( left ), Dr. Norman Weinberg ( middle ) and Losice Mayor Janusz Kobylinski.
Memorial plaques shown in greater detail below. Click on those photos to read the inscription.


 

 

In 1942 virtually the entire Jewish population (6,400 of a total of 8,000) of Losice was eliminated, herded by the Nazis into the town square where they were then led to Siedlce eighteen miles to the west and from here to the death camp at Treblinka. At the same time the Jewish cemetery was destroyed with its gravestones (matzevot) removed and transported to a local residence which the Nazis took over to serve as its gendarme headquarters for the region. Here the gravestones were used in constructing a courtyard. In 2003 approximately 1,500 gravestones were recovered. On October 8, 2007 construction began on a project which would see these gravestones return to the pre-World War II site of Losice's Jewish cemetery. In conjunction with this restoration a memorial will be erected in memory of those Jews whose lives were lost because of the brutality of the Holocaust.

 



 


 



 

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