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New Holocaust memorial in Gorlice, Poland uses rescued matzevot — with translation of their epitaphs

Jewish Heritage Europe reports on that dramatic new Holocaust / Cemetery memorial in Gorlice, Poland:

(JHE) — A prominent new Holocaust memorial in Gorlice, in southern Poland, is a pavilion-like building shaped like a Star of David that conserves numerous matzevot and fragments discovered at the site of a former Hasidic bet midrash in the city that was razed in 2016 — and, in a rare step, includes translations of many of the epitaphs.

Gorlice, Poland. Holocaust & Cemetery memorial,

Called “Sidur Przechodniów” (Siddur of Passers-by), the new monument stands outside the entrance to the Jewish cemetery and is the permanent centerpiece of a broader project on Jewish heritage and history in Gorlice, which saw outdoor cinema, online events, and street art — including rain-activated murals.

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