The Destruction of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland (Polish Studies) (Hardcover)

The Destruction of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland (Polish Studies) By Krzysztof Bielawski, Richard Bialy (Translator) Cover Image

The Destruction of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland (Polish Studies) (Hardcover)

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The Destruction of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland offers a comprehensive examination of the history of Jewish cemeteries in Poland, shedding light on an overlooked aspect of Holocaust history. Beginning with the settlement of Jewish communities in Poland, the book covers the establishment and subsequent destruction of over 1,200 Jewish cemeteries within the country's present borders. Krzysztof Bielawski draws on meticulous research and firsthand experience to explore the complex dynamics behind the destruction, exposing the roles played by various actors. Through a detailed analysis of texts, iconographic sources, and archival materials, the book not only documents the destruction but also seeks to identify the perpetrators, challenging common misconceptions and offering a nuanced perspective on this dark chapter in history.


Krzysztof Bielawski is a historian, Jewish-cemetery researcher, and genealogist. He is a graduate of the Institute of History at the University of Warsaw, specializing in Jewish Studies, and is currently a PhD student at University of Warsaw. From 2009 to 2024 Bielawski served as the Jewish heritage specialist at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. He's currently Project Coordinator at the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage. He started the website Jewish Cemeteries in Poland (www.cmentarze-zydowskie.pl) in 2005 and has authored various articles on Jewish cemeteries and funeral customs and Jewish life in Poland after 1944.
Product Details ISBN: 9798887195698
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Polish Studies