The author of the graphic is Ryszard Sziler

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  • Muzeum na kółkach

    Museum on Wheels

    „Museum on Wheels” is a mobile educational project that brings the history of Polish Jews to life and restores the memory of local Jewish communities. It is also an excellent platform for cooperation with local activists and institutional partners who carry out their own three-day programme of educational events accompanying the exhibition in each given town...‏‏‎ Czytaj dalej »
  • Ofiary Holocaustu z Trzemeszna

    Holocaust victims from Trzemeszno

    A year ago I published a list of Holocaust victims born in Trzemeszno. This list turned out to be terribly long, which came as a big surprise to both myself and many Trzemeszno residents. For decades after World War II, the remembrance of the former Jewish residents of this town...‏‏‎ Czytaj dalej »
  • Rok żydowski

    The Jewish year

    From September 6 to 8, 2021, the Jewish community celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShanah 5782. To those living according to the Gregorian calendar or the Catholic liturgical year, this number may seem surprising and intriguing, to say the least. What is the reason for the difference of 3761 years? Why does the week in the Jewish calendar begin on Sunday?‏‏‎ Czytaj dalej »

Jews began to settle in Trzemeszno at the turn of the nineteenth century and had been living there until the autumn of 1939. Their history is still little known and needs a lot of research. An approach will be sought, and hopefully answers to many yet unsolved problems will be found.

The date of the cemetery’s opening — most probably already in the beginning of the nineteenth century — remains unknown. During the Second World War the cemetery was desecrated. For the time being, restoration work is in progress. The history of the cemetery will be presented here, together with pictures of gravestones that survived destruction and with biographical sketches of the individuals who were buried there.

Present day

Here testimonies of descendants of Jews from Trzemeszno will be presented, as well as memoirs of Trzemeszno citizens remembering the last Jews of their town. There will also be information on projects to teach the inhabitants of Trzemeszno about Jewish history and to remember the former Jewish community of this town.

I did not know that Paula had a brother, Leo Loewenthal. Or a sister-in-law, Margarete Loewenthal, née Stein. Or a niece, Hanne. I did not know that she had aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who had remained in Trzemeszno. I did not know that 18 of her relatives had perished. Here are their names and their fates. I name them to honour them and to acknowledge that they lived, loved, mattered.

Tradition and culture

Under the tab “Jewish tradition and culture” information will be given on the most popular Jewish holidays, rituals, and traditions, as well as on interesting details of the Jewish religion and its history. The tab will also lead to references to books about Judaica and the Shoah.


Here artifacts will be shown that have a relation to Jews from Trzemeszno and that belong to museums and private collections.‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‏‏

Przedstawiamy artefakty dotyczące trzemeszeńskich Żydów znajdujące się w muzeach i prywatnych kolekcjach.‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‏‏‎

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