Jezów, Poland

Yezhov

Jezów [Polish], Yezhov [Yiddish], Yezhuv [Russian]

Dedicated to the memory of my great-grandfather,

Icek Majer Galas of Jezów,

to to his ancestors and descendants;

to my grandfather Abram Michal Galas,

and to my mother, Fayga Galas,

and the worlds that she lost.

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Jeżów’s Jewish Cemetery

According to the IAGS website and the Pinkas for the village, the Orthodox cemetery on Rawska Street was established in 19th century.

 

It is approximately .3 hecares (.74 acres).

The last burials were registered between 1939 and 1945. During the war, the cemetery was vandalized and destroyed.  It was closed in 1967. 

In 1985, the walk and gate were fenced.  In 1989, it was fenced and cleaned. Only 3 matzevot remain.

The cemetery has no signs, but Stars of David adorn the gate and fence. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all.

There is a continuous metal fence with a non-locking gate surrounding the cemetery.

No stones are visible. According to the IAGS website, there are no known mass graves. Municipality owns unused site. It is not known if there is a caretaker.  However, as of April 2015, the cemetery had been mowed.  See pictures at right.

There are additional pictures and excellent video of the Jezow cemetery at

https://sztetl.org.pl/en/towns/j/482-jezow

More information about the cemetery can be found here:

http://www.cmentarze-zydowskie.pl/jezow.htm

I have a video on youtube at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEh1WAxWmSY

The location of the cemetery can be seen on the map below indicated by a Star of David:

Photo above by Foundation for the Preservation
of Jewish Heritage in Poland
, April 2015

Compiled by Deborah H Long

Updated  January, 2021
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Photos above by Deborah Long, 2009 and 2010.

(Above)

Photo by Foundation

for the Preservation
of Jewish Heritage in Poland
,

April 2015

The cemetery appears to have

been recently cleaned up. There are

a few surviving matzevot.  There are

also two “foundations”

which might be the remains of ohels

(graves of prominent individuals).

Photo above by Foundation for the

Preservation
of Jewish Heritage in Poland
,

April 2015