Old Cemetery (at the present Na Piasku Street) Print


A public ruling issued by Prussian authorities in 1814 obliged Jewish communities to bury their dead at Jewish cemetery located within a close distance to their places of residence—just as Jewish law encouraged. Previously, Gliwice’s Jews had used the cemeteries in Mikołów and Wielowieś. The first Jewish cemetery, called the Old Cemetery, was dedicated in the year 1815 at the present Na Piasku Street. 

 Over 1400 members of the community  were laid to rest there in the 19th century.  Its many surviving tombs and gravestones include unusual and beautiful examples which create a unique atmosphere.