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Recovered Jewish Gravestones
Brought to the Narewka Jewish Cemetery

Kasia Bielawska from Narewka has informed me of the recent recovery of three Jewish gravestones and has sent
photographs. Two of the matzevot, which had been used as steps, were found in a nearby village during the renovation of an old wooden house. They were brought to the Narewka Jewish Cemetery by Kasia and Bogdan Dawidziuk, with the help of Jurek Pańkowsk.  One of the gravestones was for a young boy Eliyahu and has the symbol of a broken tree contained within a heart-shaped form. A third gravestone (for a young girl) was also found in another nearby village; this one had been used in the foundation of an outbuilding. See the photographs below (May 2011); see also, Macewy wracają na cmentarz:  Czasopis Nr 7-8/11 (ЛІПЕНЬ-ЖНІВЕНЬ 2011)
The gravestones were discovered and returned to the Jewish Cemetery in Narewka only days after the
May 2011 visit to Narewka of Zvika Birenbaum,
Principal of Adar School, Petch-Tikwa, Israel, with
his students, his brother and daughter.
  After learning of the recovered gravestones, Zvika and his students were inspired to write a song in memory of Eliyahu, whose gravestone was one of those that had been brought to the cemetery. Click here to hear their song in Hebrew on youtube, and here to hear it in English on youtube.
click here to hear the Hebrew song from an MP3 file,
and click here to hear the English version - MP3 file (added March 2013).
The song was originally written in Hebrew and later translated into English. Lyrics by Tzvika Birenhaum,
composed and sung in Hebrew by Hanan Ben-Ari; vocals in English by Yishai Hershkowitz.
Scroll down to see photographs of the gravestone of Eliyahu, son of Yerachmiel.
Kasia Bielawska Examining the Gravestones at the Cemetery
Kasia Bielawska studying the
                                    Gravestone Kasia Bielawska with the
                                    Gravestone

Photos Courtesy of Katarzyna Bielawska
(Click on photographs for larger images.)
Recovered
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Recovered
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Here Lies
The Beloved Child (Boy)
Eliyahu
Son of Yerachmiel
Zarachewitch (Zarachewicz)
Died on 1 Cheshvan
5698 (6 October 1937)
Let his soul be bound
up in the bond of eternal life.


 
A woman
Leah
Palatzik
daughter of David
Died on 2 Adar II
5689 (14 Mar 1929)
Let her soul be bound
up in the bond of eternal life.
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House Renovation Recovered
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                        Gravestones in Jewish Cemetery
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Third Recovered Gravestone
Kasia Examining Third Recovered Gravestone
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Recovered Gravestone


Recovered Gravestone

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Here lies
the beloved child (girl)

? 

daughter of Mr. Eliezer
?