Detail from the memorial erected
the Skarzysko Society
of New York
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Staten Island, New York
NEW YORK AND
It is a fitting tribute to the many Jews who perished in the
Holocaust that they are remembered by such memorials, that their
names have been etched in stone to commemorate in perpetuity their
lives and the existence of the towns they once called home.
These monuments have been erected in many Jewish cemeteries
throughout the world, perhaps in no greater numbers than exists in
the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. Each memorial is
dedicated to either a town that lost its Jewish population to the
Nazi regime and their collaborators, or to the many Jewish residents
who once inhabited these towns.