Matzevot- Tombstones Remnants of the Destroyed Jewish Cemetery of Gombin
The Matzeva of Rachel Hellerman nee Lewkowicz, Gombin, 1865-1905
The Matzeva of Sara Chaja, Gombin, 1905-1934
The Matzeva of Reb Michael Elchanan Karo, Gombin, 1863-1935?6
The Matzeva of Rajzel Karo nee Wyspa, Gombin, 1868-1916
Fragments of the Matzevot ina Warehouse in Gombin (served as curb stones for more than 50 years)
The warehouse with the broken fragments of tombstones, Gombin April 98.
From my Message to "Gombin Email Exchange" 7.4.98:
I am back from Poland.
... About Gombin - I have recorded nearly all the fragments of the tombstones - with the help of 2 young Polish students - without whom I ll never be able to make it, and inform the group about it later. Lot of work, which I cannot even tell you. My hands still hurt, my back as well, and my fingers are wounded.
Many fragments are with no name or surname. The broken matzevot break my heart... Very frustrating.
Regards from Lukaszewsky who helped a lot, but the contractor didn't prepare the tombstones for display and we had to shift and move the tombstones, which are sometimes 50-100 kg! Impossible to describe how difficult this has been.
Shalom for now, I must rest for a while...
The Remnants of the Matzevot
Removed back, by the Gombin Society and the Nussenbaum Foundation to the Jewish Cemetery of Gombin, August 1999
1) Wispa Rachil (1861-1906)
2) Szamai Son of Szmuel
3) The little boy Pinchas Chaja
First posted in 1999
Last updated May 29th, 2015