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2013-10-31

The Jewish cemetery in Mysłowice now open to visitors

The Jewish cemetery in Mysłowice has been restored. A group of volunteers, working together under the leadership of councilman Wiesław Tomanek and historian Dariusz Walerjański, cleaned the old Jewish cemetery. The necropolis will be open to visitors on 1 and 3 November 2013.

The Jewish cemetery in Mysłowice on Stawowa Street was a rubbish dump a few months ago. It was one of the most neglected Jewish cemeteries, being nothing more than a pile of rubbish and wild bushes.

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This year, for the first time in years, the Jewish cemetery in Mysłowice was restored. It took three months for the volunteers to remove over twenty containers of rubbish and to cut out weeds. They also managed to raise fifteen headstones by means of a special device. The cleaned cemetery may be landmarked, which would make it possible for the local authorities to apply for funds from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Provincial Monuments’ Restorer.

The cemetery will be open for visitors from 7 am to 4 pm on 1 and 3 November (due to the Shabbat it will be closed on Saturday). Men are required to wear head covers.

Source: Nasze miasto – Mysłowice


 

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