Memorial Book of
Nowy Zmigrod - Galicia, Poland

(Nowy Żmigród, Poland)

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project

part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Compiled by William Leibner
Edited by Jane Waldman Aronson
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 332 pages

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The history of this small Jewish community in the Carpathian mountains in Galicia, Poland is contained between the front and back covers. The beautiful interior of the old synagogue on the front cover shows the wealth and power of the Jewish community. The back cover represents the flames that destroyed the synagogue as well as the entire Jewish community. The Jews are gone, the synagogue is gone, and all of the Jewish institutions are gone. The town of Nowy Zmigrod has no Jew living there to give testimony to its history. Thus, this Yizkor or Memorial Book, was created to memorialize the hamlet's Jewish community. The only evidence of the long Jewish presence are the very old Jewish cemetery in Nowy Zmigrod and the mass grave site at the forest of Halbow near Nowy Zmigrod where the Jews of the hamlets of Nowy Zmigrod, Osiek Jasielski, and nearby towns were murdered on July 7, 1942.

This book serves to commemorate the once vital community that no longer exists.

Alternate names for the town are: Nowy Żmigród [Polish], Żmigród Nowy [Polish], Zhmigrod [Yiddish], Schmiedeburg [German], Żmigród, Zhmigrod Novy

Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Osiek Jasielski 3 miles WNW
    Dukla 8 miles ESE
    Jedlicze 9 miles NE
    Jasło 10 miles NNW
    Krosno 12 miles ENE
    Korczyna 14 miles ENE
    Kołaczyce 15 miles NNW
    Biecz 15 miles WNW
    Rymanów 15 miles E
    Frysztak 15 miles NNE
    Jaśliska 17 miles SE
    Gorlice 17 miles WNW
    Nižný Komárnik, Slovakia 18 miles SSE
    Brzostek 19 miles NNW
    Ladomirová, Slovakia 20 miles SSE
    Jodłowa 20 miles NNW
    Zborov, Slovakia 20 miles SSW
    Jasienica Rosielna 21 miles ENE
    Strzyżów 21 miles NE
    Zarszyn 22 miles E
    Domaradz 22 miles ENE
    Svidník, Slovakia 22 miles S
    Brzozów 22 miles ENE
    Čertižné, Slovakia 23 miles SE
    Wielopole Skrzyńskie 23 miles N
    Vislava, Slovakia 24 miles SSE
    Niebylec 24 miles NE
    Habura, Slovakia 25 miles SE
    Rzepiennik Strzyżewski 25 miles WNW
    Wisłok Wielki 25 miles SE

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