Sunday, 19 July 2015

The oldest necropolis in Jasło - the gate to eternity

19th July 2015

Yesterday I visited a necropolis in Jaslo. It is a small, charming town located in the South- East of Poland. This town is famous for its bravery. It was totally damaged by Nazis during WWII and only 2 % of this town survived. One of the landmark which survived is the municipal necropolis. What is important before WWII about 25% residents were Jews so the culture , traditions and heritage of this place is rich and influenced the next generations. I love this necropolis and my maternal grandfather is buried here. He had died in 1964 so I didn't know him personally. Because I live far from this town so I visit it once a year..  During my holidays I think of my grandfather why he died so early (42 years old- pneumonia) . What was his character and personality. ? It is a shame but all lost in the past... 
But I am lucky he rested in a beautiful necropolis between lovely gravestone and trees.. 
I hope one day we meet for the first time... who knows?? He doesn't know I am his only granddaughter..

 The gate which my grandfather Tadeusz entered in 1964.

The necropolis 225 years old....

Gravestones are very impressive most of them belonged the most prestigiuos and influenced families of Jasło.

The small church - funeral services are held here. But my grandfather was atheist so his funeral was different..










Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,..

 Tadeusz Wisnowski was my grandfather. He was divorced with my grandma. Later remarried and the second person who rest with him is his wife second husband..



By Henry Van Dyke
Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is
Eternity.



22 comments:

  1. It is a nice cemetery and quite like our 19th century cemeteries, especially the Catholic parts.

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    1. Andrew, in the past it was Roman Catholic graveyard now it is municipal cementery

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  2. Looks a nice place to rest...love the chapel. We do wonder sometimes why people rather young are taken from this earth...

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    1. yes the location is perfect not far from the town centre

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  3. A lovely post. It is a beautiful cemetery. The story of your grandfather is sad.

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  4. A very lovely blog this morning, Gosia, and wonderful remembrance of your grandfather. Thank you for the lovely tour of the cemetery.

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    1. You are welcome but the cementary is so huge so it is only the part of it

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  5. Gosia, if though you have not known your grandfather, you still remember and visit his grave. The cemetery is a neat one.

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  6. How very interesting. Most of the graves seem to be above ground, too.

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    1. All graves are above the ground it is a tradition here

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  7. Lovely place to "rest". I like the quote too.

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  8. What a pretty little white church. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  9. That looks an interesting cemetery to visit

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  10. This is quite an unusual place with such large stone so close together. It would be interesting to have a walk around there with you.

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    1. it is very crowded cementary....

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