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  • Rozmowa z Barbarą Ciejek zd. Zaparuchą

    Rozmowa z Barbarą Ciejek zd. Zaparuchą

    Transcript of a conversation with Barbara Ciejek, maiden name Zaparucha, recalling the camps for Jews in Bielsk and Podbielsk (now Orchowo municipality) and in Kamionek (Mogilno municipality). I will be 94 years old in September. I was born in Podbielsk ...Read more »
  • Judenlager Tremessen

    Judenlager Tremessen

    The mysterious forced labour camp for Jewish women in Trzemeszno, which existed between 1942 and 1943, has long remained in the shadows of history. However, thanks to the research of scholars and enthusiasts of local history, as well as discovered documents, it has been possible in recent years to uncover hitherto unknown facts. The camp, which had its beginnings in November 1942, served as a...Read more »
  • Ilse


    Through witness accounts, archive photographs and a documentary, we learn about the life of a remarkable woman and her family, marking their contribution to the local community. Ilse's last moments become a symbolic touchstone of the tragedy of the millions of Holocaust victims without individual graves. The memorial stones on ...Read more »

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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