With such a large cemetery, our team will focus on clearing as much of the overgrowth as we can within a designated area.
The cemetery here is one of the most unique ones we’ve worked in. Many of the matzevah are made out wrought iron and are filled with beautiful etchings. Each one celebrates the life of the person it represents. Through the work we’ve done with local volunteers over the last several years, the cemetery is getting more visible to the local community. Each clearing brings to light the Jewish heritage that was once in this part of the country.
This cemetery was established in the early 19th century. During WWII, the Nazis destroyed parts of the land. On March 22, 1942, all of the Jews from Wąwolnica were rounded up and murdered. We are honored to return to this sacred place to help remember the lives that were lost here.