Cemeteries

The south-east block at the Old Jewish Cemetery of Mielec. Photo courtesy Cezary Borowski.

Mielec Jews have been maintaining cemeteries for its community for hundreds of years. Currently these are the locations where you can find Jewish cemeteries run (or ran by) the Mielec Jewish Community:

Mielec, Poland

There are four known Jewish cemeteries in the town of Mielec. None of these four cemeteries have received new burials since 1945. Some are well-maintained, others are not.

Old Jewish Cemetery of Mielec (Stary Cmentarz Żydowski w Mielcu, ul. Jadernych 39, Mielec, Poland)

Shoah Memorial Site and Jewish War Cemetery of Mielec (Cmentarz Żydowski w Mielcu, ul. Tragutta 9, Mielec, Poland)

Mass Grave Cemetery & 9 March 1942 Memorial (ul. Świerkowa 14, Mielec, Poland)

Cholera Cemetery and New Jewish Cemetery of Mielec (Cmentarz Cholery i Nowy Cmentarz Żydowski w Mielcu, formerly on ul. Kolejowej, Mielec, Poland)

Near Mielec, Poland (i.e. the Mielec powiat)

There are several other Jewish cemeteries in the Mielec powiat (district):

Jewish Cemetery of Radomyśl Wielki (21km south-west of Mielec)

Jewish Cemetery of Rzochów (12km south-east of Mielec)

Nowy Sącz (118km south-west of Mielec)

(note: Nowy Sącz is not technically in the Mielec powiat. It mentioned here because there is a memorial to Mielec Jews in the Nowy Sącz cemetery. To enter, see Pani Basia living across the street from the gate.)

New York Metro Area, United States

Acacia Cemetery: Mielitzer Chevra Bnei Yehuda Horwitz Anshi Sfard – 189 burials

Beth David Cemetery: Congregation Beth Hachneses Anshei Mielec – 202 burials

Mokom Sholom Cemetery: Chevra Gemilas Anshe Meletz – 155 burials

Mt. Hebron Cemetery: Jehuda Horowitz Lodge – 261 burials

New Mt. Carmel Cemetery: Congregation Beth H’Kneseth Anshei Mieletz – 432 burials

Washington Cemetery: Congregation Beth H’Kneseth Anshei Mieletz (Erste Mielecer Chebra Kranken Unterstutzung) – 103 burials

Wellwood Cemetery: Cong. Beth Hackness Anshei Mieletz – 200 burials

Google map of Mielec showing locations of all four cemeteries.
Memorial for the remains of Mielec Jews in Nowy Sącz that were transferred from Mielec after the Shoah. Photo courtesy Izabela Sekulska.

Entrance gate to Congregation Beth H’Kneseth Anshei Mieletz at New Mt. Carmel Cemetery in New York City