Saturday, 26 December 2015

It was a terrible time 71 years ago..

27th December 2015

Christmas is a time of joy but we should remember in the past it was completely different. Walking my dog yesterday I visited the town cemetery which is very big. Of  course taking the dog to the cemetery is forbidden so I left him next the fence. 

The local cemetery is over 100 years old so there are a lot of graves here. In the centre is located a monument of people who were murdered by Nazis here. All of them were very young. It was a terrible time. 
Great tribute the victims. All of them were Poles.In the town was the community of Jews. But after WWII and communist time they left Poland. In the graveyard a lot of Jews rest here.


The wooden chapel made from pine logs which dates back 1863. It was renovated a few years ago.



 The chapel in 19th century


Inside the chapel


16 comments:

  1. What a terrible time in human history that people can do such things to other human beings. This is an interesting visit to the graveyard. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Yes it is the most important for the next generatiomns

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  3. We should never forget history. I hope this terrible history will never be repeated.

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  4. Gosiu!
    Ten cmentarz jest przepiękny.
    Zwłaszcza drewniane kapliczki.
    Pozdrawiam:)*

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  5. i wonder how they keep a wooden chapel from burning? very very cool. ( :

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    1. I don't know, too. But luckyli it has survived

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  6. Yes, yes, such a horrible time. And these things keep being repeated all over the world! So terrible.

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    1. Unfortunately people are so stupid as in the past

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  7. Gosia, thank you for the reminder of some bad times in Poland. It's so hard to imagine the hatred that prompted the murders of Jews there and in other countries. So sad. A lovely monument and chapel.

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  8. At least since the war the victims are treated with respect. Is is interesting that dogs are not allowed. I think they are here. Are authorities worried that they will dig up bones?

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    1. In Poland you can't take dogs there I think it is respect for people who are buried in graveyard

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