The Jewish cemetery located on the former Kierkutowa Street dates back to the 15th century with its history. Established on the plan of an irregular polygon, it occupied an area many times larger than today. The Jewish cemetery served its function until the outbreak of World War II. After the occupation of the city, numerous repressions against the Jewish population were quickly introduced, and the Jewish cemetery became a place of mass executions. In order to further degrade the nation of the Jewish faith, devastation of burials was carried out with the destruction of matzevot, thus using them to pave beaten roads in the city. Few of them have survived to this day, and only a small part has been recovered
and incorporated into the symbolic Wall of Remembrance – which was created in the Jewish necropolis to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The oldest of the matzevot date back to the 17th century. The concept for the monument was prepared by Wiktor Zin, and the design was done by Abraham Silverstein, an architect from Tel Aviv.
Entrance to the memorial described above is possible from Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The key to the gate leading to the cemetery can be found in the Municipal and Housing Enterprise building located next door.
Location: ul. Gęsia