The author of the graphic is Ryszard Sziler

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  • Księga pamięci z trzemeszeńskiej synagogi

    Memorbuch from Tremessen’s synagogue

    There are very few physical traces left of the former Jewish inhabitants of Trzemeszno in the city. Currently, the most important are the cemetery and the matzevot (the tombstones). Many more traces can be found in the archives and, as it appears, all over the world. One such trace was found in The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem (CAHJP) by historian Jason B. Bley, whose family roots go back to the Gniezno area...‏‏‎ Czytaj dalej »
  • Jom Kipur i trzy księgi

    Yom Kippur and the three books

    Yom Kippur is called one of the most important and solemn Jewish holidays. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the first month of the civil calendar (Tishri), and its name translates as Day of Atonement, Day of Repentance or Day of Propitiation (also erroneously referred to as Judgment Day)...‏‏‎ Czytaj dalej »
  • 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 »

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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