The Cemetery Project

Y Holocaust Memorials Y

of New York and New Jersey

WORLD HOLOCAUST MEMORIALS > NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

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t 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. Monuments such as these have been erected in many Jewish cemeteries throughout the world. Each one is dedicated to either a town that lost its Jewish population to the Nazi regime and their collaborators, or to the many Jews themselves who once inhabited these towns and were brutally killed. These were our  landsleit, our many ancestors who were cruelly denied a full life, and then a proper Jewish burial. For them, there are few extant markers or gravestones in their native land that say "I lived." By placing these memorials in our own sacred cemetery grounds, we hope to remind those who visit them today and in the years ahead of the millions who lost their lives before their time, and we say to our ancestors we know that you lived and we honor you. We rescue them from our the recesses of our collective consciousness to ensure that we don't forget. We recognize them in some tangible and permanent way, while at the same time creating an awareness and an opportunity to educate those who have an inadequate knowledge of what had occurred many decades ago.

There is not one typical memorial, though most are made of stone or granite. Some are large and detailed, others are small and simple. Some list the names of individuals and entire families that perished. Some have a large amount written in Hebrew, in Yiddish or in English; others are written in all three languages. Some memorials even contain tangible remnants of those horrible times--ashes from Auschwitz or a bar of soap that was made by the Nazis from the bodies of their Jewish victims.

It was the job of the landsmanshaftn, those social organizations that had originated in and represented their hometowns back in Europe, to care for their own. One of their many functions was to provide a burial place for their members. For these landsleit there were perhaps expectations that when they emigrated, other members of their family would eventually join them, spend the rest of their lives in a land that would truly welcome them, and perhaps at the end of their life, be buried alongside each other. For those that couldn't or chose not to emigrate, and for those would reluctantly left their families behind and be permanently separated from them, these memorials serve as a lasting tribute, a permanent link that connects them in both life and death.

Within this exhibition are representations of these memorials: photographs, names of the deceased, quotes from various Hebrew texts and blessings in English. Shown here are the majority of Holocaust memorials that exist in the New York and New Jersey metro area. There is also a separate exhibition in this museum that displays photographs of the many memorials that have been erected in Eastern Europe.

The memorials in this exhibition are listed below first by country, then by town, i.e. the name of the town and country that is used today, that which is associated with the plot where the memorial is located.

 

 


Belarus

ANTOPOL
Montefiore Cemetery
Chevra Anshe Antipol

BARANAVICHY
Wellwood Cemetery
Musher and Baranowitcher Benevolent Association

DISNA
Montefiore Cemetery
United Disner Benevolent Society

GLOBOKE
New Montefiore Cemetery
Gluboker Benevolent Association

GRODNO
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Grodner Aid Benevolent Association of Brooklyn

HLUSK
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Hlusker Benevolent Society

KOBRIN
Mount Judah Cemetery
Kobriner Unt. Verein

KORELICHI
Beth Moses Cemetery
Korelitzer Society, Inc.

LENIN/LAKHVA
Beth Moses Cemetery
Lenyin and Lachwer Benevolent Association

LYAKHOVICHI
Beth David Cemetery
Congregation Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz

PINSK
Beth Abraham Cemetery
Independent Shochare Tov Anshe Pinsk

PUKHOVICHI
Beth Moses Cemetery
Congregation Puchowitzer

SHERSHEVO/PRUZANY
Beth Moses Cemetery
Shershower Benevolent Association

SKIDEL
Beth Israel Cemetery
Skidler Benevolent Association

STOLIN
Beth David Cemetery
Chevra Beth Jacob Chasidim Stolin



Greece

IOANNINA
Wellwood Cemetery
United Brotherhood Good Hope Society of Janina, Inc.

RHODES
Beth Israel Cemetery
Rhodes League of Brothers Aid Society



Lithuania

DIEVENISKES
Beth David Cemetery
Devenishker Verein of Greater New York

EISISKES
United Hebrew Cemetery
Eishishok Society

MARIJAMPOLE
Montefiore Cemeery
Mariampoler and Lidwinower Aid Society, Inc.

MOLETAI
Beth David Cemetery
Malater Benevolent Association/Society

SEIRIJAI
Mount Judah Cemetery
Chevra Bnei Sereier Unt. Verein

ZIEZMARIAI
Beth David Cemetery
United Zezmerer Benevolent Society, Inc.



Moldova

BRICHANY
Montefiore Cemetery
Independent Britchaner Bessarabier Benevolent Association

SOROKI
New Montefiore Cemetery
Soroker Young Friends Benevolent and Educational League



Poland

BEDZIN/SOSNOWIEC
Beth Israel Cemetery
Fraternal Order of Bendin-Sosnowicer Sick & Benevolent Society, Inc.

BELCHATOW
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Independent Belchatower Young Mens Benevolent Association

BIALA PODLASKA/KONSTANTYNOW/WISZNIC
Beth  Israel Cemetery
The Society of Biala Podlaska, Konstantin and Wisznic

BIALOBRZEGI
Mount Moriah Cemetery
First Bialobrzeger Benevolent Society

BOCHNIA/WISNICZ/BRIGEL
Beth David Cemetery
Bochia Wishitz and Brigler Benevolent Association

BOCKI
Beth David Cemetery
Bodker Young Men's Aid Association

BRZEZINY
Beth David Cemetery
Breziner Sick and Benevolent Society

CHMIELNIK
Beth Israel Cemetery
Chmielniker Sick and Benevolent Society of Poland

CHODOROW
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Independent Chodorower Young Mens Benevolent Society

CZESTOCHOWA
Beth David Cemetery
Czenstochover Bruder Verein and Unt. Verein

CZYZEW
Beth Abraham Cemetery
Chizever Benevolent Association

DABROWA  TARNOWSKA
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Congregation Bnei Rappaport Anshei Dombrower

DEBLIN
Cedar Park Cemetery
Dembliner Society

DOBIE/GRABOW/KLODAWA/KROSNIEWIC
Beth Moses Cemetery
Dombier Klodawer Society

DROBIN
United Hebrew Cemetery
Independent Drobiner Benevolent Society

GONIONDZ/TRESTINE
Beth El Cemetery
Goniondzer Trestiner Young Friends Benevolent Association

GRODZISK MAZOWIECKI
United Hebrew Cemetery
Grodzisker Mutual Aid Society

GRYBOW
King Solomon Cemetery
Grybower Ladies & Mens Benvolent Society, Inc.

HRUBIESZOW
New Montefiore Cemetery
First Hrubieshower Sick Benevolent Society

IZBICA LUBELSKI
Montefiore Cemetery
First Isbitzer Benevolent Society

JOSEFOW
New Montefiore Cemetery
Yosefover Ordinatsky Benevolent Society

KALUSZYN
United Hebrew Cemetery
Independent Kalushiner Benevolent Association

KIELCE
New Montefiore Cemetery
Kieltzer Sick and Benevolent Society of New York (2)

KOCK
Beth Israel Cemetery
Kotzker Social and Benevolent Association, Inc.

KOLBUSZOWA
Beth Israel Cemetery
Kolbuszower Young Mens Benevolent Society

KOLO
Mount Judah Cemetery
Congregation Ahavath Abraham Bnai Kolo

KONSTANTYNOW
New  Montefiore Cemetery
New Konstantiner Young and Old Mens Society

KOSOW LACKI
New Montefiore Cemetery
Kossover Young Men of America

KOZIENITZ/GLOWACZOW
Beth Abraham Cemetery
Kozienitzer and Glowaczower Association, Inc.

KRAKOW
Beth Moses Cemetery
New Cracow Friendship Society (3)

LANCUT
New Mount Carmel Cemetery
Lanzuter Unt. Verein

LASK
Beth David Cemetery
Independent Lasker American

LIPNO
Montefiore Cemetery
Lipner Young Mens Benevolent Society

LODZ
New Montefiore Cemetery
Lodzer Young Men's Benevolent Association (2)

LUKOW
United Hebrew Cemetery
Lukower Friendly Brothers Association, Inc.

LUBLIN
Beth Abraham Cemetery
New Lubliner Society and Vicinity

MIECHOW
Beth Moses Cemetery
Ershte Miechover Farain, Inc.

NAREWKA
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Narevker Unt. Verein

OPATOW
Beth Moses Cemetery
Apter Fraternal Society

ORLA
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Independent Orler Benevolent Society

OSTROWIEC SWIETOKRZYSKI
Beth Moses Cemetery
First Ostrowcer Young Men's Benevolent Society

OSTROW LUBELSKI
Beth David Cemetery
First Ostrower Sick and Benevolent Society

PABIANICE
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Pabianitzer Progressive Young Mens Society of New York

PACANOW
Beth David  Cemetery
Pachanower Young Men's Benevolent Association

PILICA
Wellwood Cemetery
First Piltzer Benevolent Association

PIOTRKOV TRYBUNALSKI
Beth Israel Cemetery
Piotrkov Trybunalski Relief Association, Inc.

PLONSK
Beth David Cemetery
Plonsker Young Mens Benevolent Society

POLANIEC
New Montefiore Cemetery
First Plancher Benevolent Society

PRZEMYSL
Beth David Cemetery
Congregation Tifereth Joseph Anshei Przemysl

RADOM
New Montefiore Cemetery
Radom Mutual Cultural Center of New York

RYPIN
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Rypiner Benevolent Society

SKARZYSKO-KAMIENNA
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Skarzysko Society of New York, Inc.

SKIERNIEWICE
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Independent Skierniewicer Benevolent Association, Inc.

SNIADOWO
New Mt. Zion Cemetery
Chevra Medresh Anshei Schnadove

SOCHACZEW
Beth Moses Cemetery
Independent Sochotzower Young Men's Sick Support Society

SOKOLOW MALOPOLSKI/LEZAJSK
Mount Zion Cemetery
Erste Sokolower Chevra Bnei Jehoshua Chariff

SOKOLOW PODLASKI
Wellwood Cemetery
Sokolover Young Friends Progressive Aid Society

SZCZEBRESZYN
New Montefiore Cemetery
Independent Shebreshiner Congregation

SZYDLOWIEC
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Shedlowtzer Benevolent Association (2)

TARNOW
Montefiore Cemetery
First Tarnower Young Mens Benevolent Society

TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI
Beth El Cemetery
United Brothers of Tomashow-Maz

TRZEBINIA
Beth Moses Cemetery
Park Reserve

TYCZYN
Beth David Cemetery
First Titchiner Benevolent Society

TYKOCIN
Montefiore Cemetery
Congregation Sons of Jacob Tiktiner Young Men

TYSZOWCE
United Hebrew Cemetery
First Tishiritzer Benevolent Society

WARSZAWA
Beth Moses Cemetery
Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organization

WEGROW
Beth Israel Cemetery
Wengrower Unt. Verein

WODZISLAW
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Woydislaver Unt. Verein

ZAMOSC
Beth El Cemetery
Zamoscher Progressive Branch 375 W.C.

ZAWALOW
Wellwood Cemetery
Congregation Bnai David Umoshe Anshay Zawalow

ZAWIERCIE
Mount Moriah Cemetery
First Zawiercier Progressive Benevolent Association, Inc.

ZDUNSKA WOLA
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Zdunska-Wola Sick Benevolent Association

ZUROMIN
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
Chevra Bikur Cholem Anshei Zuromin



Ukraine

BARYSH
Wellwood Cemetery
Baryszer Young Mens Benevolent Association

BRAILOV
Mount Moriah Cemetery
First Brahilover Benevolent Association

BUDANOV
Beth David Cemetery
Erste Budzanower Kranken Unt. Verein

BUKACHEVTSY
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Chevra Ohev Shalom Anshei Bukaczowce

BURSHTYN
Wellwood Cemetery
Burstyner Chevre Linas Hazedek

CHERVONOGRAD
Montefiore Cemetery
First Krystenopoler Sick Benevolent Association

CHORTKIV
Mount Judah Cemetery
Congregation Admor Rabbi David M. Friedman of Czortkow

DROGOBYCH/BORYSLAV
New Montefiore Cemetery
New Drohobyczer and Boryslawer Benevolent Association

DUNAYEVTSY
New Montefiore Cemetery
United Dinewitzer Podolier Benevolent Association

GLINIANY
Beth David Cemetery
Glinianer Young Men's Benevolent Association

GOLOGORY
New Montefiore Cemetery
Perel Gologorer Benevolent Society


GUSYATIN
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Husiatyner Kranken Unt. Verein

GVARDEYSKOYE
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
First Felshteener Progressive Benevolent Association

IVANO-FRANKIVS'K
Beth David Cemetery
Stanislauer Progressive Benevolent Association

KHOTIN
Wellwood Cemetery
Independent Chotiner Bessarabian Benevolent Association

KUNEV
Beth David Cemetery
First Kuniver Voliner Aid Society

KUZMIN
New Montefiore Cemetery
Kuzminer Voliner Young Friends Society

LITIN
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Litiner Podolier Aid Society, Inc.

LOKACHI
Beth David Cemetery
Locatcher Young Mens Benevolent Association

LYUBAR
New Montefiore Cemetery
First Luberer Benevolent Association

MAGEROV
Beth Moses Cemetery
Erste Magierower Kranken Unt. Verein

MEDZHIBOZH
Beth David Cemetery
Medgibosh Progressive Solidarity Society, Inc.

MELNITSA
New Montefiore Cemetery
Melnitzer Woliner Young Friends Benevolent Association

MIZOCH
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Mizutcher Voliner Society

MOSTISKA
Beth Moses Cemetery
Moscisker Congregation Young Lion

NADVIRNA
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
First Nadworner Sick Benevolent Association

NARAYEV
Beth David Cemetery
Congregation Bnei Isaac Anshei Narajow

NEMIROV
Beth David Cemetery
Nemirower Immigration and Kranken Unt. Verein

NOVAYA USHITSA
Beth David Cemetery
First Nova Ushitzer Benevolent Society, Inc.

NOVYY YARYCHIV
Beth  David Cemetery
Independent Yarczower Young Mens Benevolent Society

NOVYYE STRELISHCHA
Montefiore Cemetery
Chevra Bnei Rabbi Ire Anshe Strelisk

OSTROPOL
Beth David Cemetery
First Ostropoler Congregation

OTYNYA
Beth Moses Cemetery
First Ottynier Young Mens Benevolent Association

PODGAYTSY
Mount Zion Cemetery
Congregation Massas Benjamin Anshei Podhajce

POLONNOYE
Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Poloner Independent Aid Society

POMORTSY
Mt. Hebron Cemetery
Jazlowicer Ben. Association (Unt. Verein)

POMORYANY
Beth Moses Cemetery
First Pomorzaner Sick and Benevolent Association, Inc.

RAVA RUSSKAYA
New Montefiore Cemetery
Congregation Bnei Levy Isaac Anshei Rawa Ruska

ROGACHEV
Montefiore Cemetery
Rotchever Voliner Aid Association, Inc.

ROVNO
Beth David Cemetery
First Rovner Sick and Benevolent Association

ROZDOL
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Congregation Linas Hazedek Anshe Rozdol Galicia

SAMBIR
Montefiore Cemetery
Progressive Samborer Young Mens Benevolent Association

SASOV
Wellwood Cemetery
First Sassower Unt. Verein

SERNIKI PERVYYE/VITCHEVKA
Montefiore Cemetery
Sernicker Society

SINEVIR
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Old Sinover Podolier Independent Benevolent Association

SOKOLOVKA
New Montefiore Cemetery
Sokolifker Fraternal Association, Inc.

SOLOTWINA
Mount Hebron Cemetery
First Solotwinaer Sick and Benevolent Association

STARYY ZAKREVSKIY MAJDAN
Beth David Cemetery
Jewish Mayden Verein, Inc.

TCHUDNOV
Beth David Cemetery
Chudnover Independent Benevolent Society

TERNOPIL'
Beth David Cemetery
Independent Tarnopoler Verein

TOVSTE
Wellwood Cemetery
Tluste Society

TURIYSK
Beth David Cemetery
Trisker Voliner Young Mens Benevolent Association

USTILUG
Mount Moriah Cemetery
First Austiler Aid Society of New York

VINKOVTSKY
Beth Israel Cemetery
First Winkovitzer Society

VISHNEVETS
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Wishnewitz Brothers Benevolent Society/Wishnewitz Ladies Auxiliary

VOLOCHISK
Montefiore Cemetery
First Wolochisker Benevolent Association

VOLODYMYR-VOLYNS'KYY
Beth David Cemetery
First Ludmer Benevolent Society of New York, Inc.

YAGELNITSA
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Independent Yagalnitzer Kranken Unt. Verein

YAVORIV
Beth Moses Cemetery
First Jaworower Independent Association

ZBARAZH
Beth David Cemetery
Zbarazer Relief Society, Inc.

ZHOVKVA
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Tviath Shor Anshei Zolkiew

ZINKOV
Montefiore Cemetery
Zinkower Podolier Benevolent Association, Inc.

ZOLOCHIV
Wellwood Cemetery
First Zloczower Sick and Benevolent Association, Inc.



Yugoslavia
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Association of Yugoslav Jews in the U.S.A., Inc. (2)



Other

Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, New Jersey

BNAI ZION CHAPTERS
New Montefiore Cemetery
Cemetery Committee of Bnai Zion

EAST SIDE SOCIAL CENTER
King Solomon Cemetery

YIDDISH THEATRICAL ALLIANCE
Mount Hebron Cemetery


Families


THE DACHOWITZ FAMILY
Beth Israel Cemetery

THE PESSACH NOTTE FAMILY
Montefiore Cemetery

THE PISKIEL FAMILY
Beth Israel Cemetery


 



 

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