The municipal authorities of Bychawa gave the Jewish community permission to establish a new cemetery in 1911. This was mostly done thankt to the efforts of rabbi Rachmil Grinbaum who was the local rabbi from 1894[1.1]. The land for the new cemetery was bought for 800 rubles from Andrzej Łobodziński. Funds were donated by Szmul Erlich[1.2]. The inhabitants of Grodzany and Kolonia Gałęzów were against a new cemetery, afraid that the river near the cemetery would be polluted.

The new cemetery was situated at 78 Partyzantów Street. No gravestones have survived in the cemetery. Today the cemetery is used as farmland extending over[1.3] 0.5 ha.[1.4].

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Footnotes
  • [1.1] A. Koprukowniak, Bychawa..., p. 109.
  • [1.2] M. Dębowczyk, Spór..., p. 4.
  • [1.3] P. Sygowski, Bożnica w Bychawie unikalna, „Gazeta Bychawska”, no. 2/29, Bychawa 1995, p. 4.
  • [1.4] Bychawa, International Jewish Cemetery Project, http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/pol-bl.html, [as of the 18th of February.2008].