|New Cemetery, ul. Miodowa, 55, Krakow - Burial Register
A photocopy of the New Cemetery Burial Register, Krakow was made
available to us by Shoshana Liberman who lives in Holon, Israel. Shoshana and her late
husband Jacob bought this volume when they were in Poland in 1991 and brought it back to
The register covers the years 1922-1939 and
1945-1961, a total of 18,894 entries. For 1922-1939 there is the location of the grave but
no date of death, whereas from 1945 on, there is a date of death.
Since the cemetery was desecrated during and after
World War II, the grave locations might no longer be valid. There are pieces of matzevahs
(headstones) cemented onto the cemetery walls and when the cemetery was "fixed"
after the war, the stones that were still intact were placed "wherever" and not
put back in their original locations. Since then of course, age and weather have taken
their toll on some of the stones as well and some have toppled or have been pushed over.
The New Cemetery is still being used for Jewish
burials and it can be visited.
For further information, contact Judie Goldstein.