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Town Tour - Lomza/Piatnica

19.9 miles SW of Radzilow

The Old Jewish Cemetery, overlooking the Narew River

 





House at ul. Woziwodzkie 10,
 near the Narew River
was part of the old pre-war
Jewish quarter of Lomza.
At the time of World War I,
the Marczyk family lived
in this house.
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Plaque in memory of the Jews
who were in the Lomza Ghetto
during the Holocaust is affixed to
the site of a former synagogue
at ul. Senatorska 8

View from Lomza towards Piatnica,
where many Jewish families lived
              
The heart of Lomza's commercial district is still around the square
called Stary Rynek (Old Market). Here are two sides of the square,
showing many different types of businesses at street level,
with living quarters on the second floor.

Photos courtesy of Judy Baston, 1998.


The Old Jewish Cemetery

Joseph Cohen at
The Old Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery

Gravestone at
The Old Jewish Cemetery

Plaque in memory of the Jews
who were in the Lomza Ghetto
during the Holocaust is affixed to
the site of a former synagogue
at ul. Senatorska 8

Close-up of Plaque

Close-up of Plaque

Photos courtesy of Hank Mishkoff (1999) and Joseph Cohen (1994).


Cemetery Zydowski
The New Jewish Cemetery

The New Jewish Cemetery

The New Jewish Cemetery

The building in the New Jewish Cemetery
 which housed the washing rooms.
It is now someone's home.

Inscription inside the building
photographed by Michael Tobias

Close-up of inscription

Photos courtesy of Stanley Diamond, 1999.

Despite the respect the vast majority of the Lomza population and authorities
give to the Old Jewish Cemetery, there are still those rare individuals
who perform acts of vandalism and desecration.

Photos courtesy of Stanley Diamond and Hank Mishkoff, 1999.


Yad Vashem - Lomza Section

Photo courtesy of Jose Gutstein.