LEON JEDWAB

PICTORIAL HISTORY

A collection of 19 photo-collages

with descriptions

1. Upper: Jewish youth group from Zagorow in the early 1920’s amongst them is Leon Jedwab’s mother-in-law Sarah Skovron and his Aunt Szprinca Burgerman. Lower: Zagorow 1934 – Leon’s extended family farewelling his Aunty Rivka departing for Palestine. Leon is in the photo with his 3 brothers and sister.
1. Upper: Jewish youth group from Zagorow in the early 1920’s amongst them is Leon Jedwab’s mother-in-law Sarah Skovron and his Aunt Szprinca Burgerman. Lower: Zagorow 1934 – Leon’s extended family farewelling his Aunty Rivka departing for Palestine. Leon is in the photo with his 3 brothers and sister.
2. Top left photo:  Jedwab family general store Zagorow 1939
Top right photo: Leon Jedwab’s sister Riva
Centre photos:Leon Jedwab’s two brothers Abe and Max
Bottom photos:    Various views of Jedwab store in Zagorow
2. Top left photo: Jedwab family general store Zagorow 1939
Top right photo: Leon Jedwab’s sister Riva
Centre photos:Leon Jedwab’s two brothers Abe and Max
Bottom photos: Various views of Jedwab store in Zagorow
3. Clockwise:
Leon Jedwab returning to Zagorow in 1976; Memorial in Kazimierz-Biskupi Forest approximately 30-40km from Zagorow. This is where Leon’s mother, brother and sister who along with other Jews from Zagorow and surrounding areas were massacred in 1941, Leon with wife Tosha in Kazimierz-Biskupi in 1976

Centre photo:
The old Jedwab family home in Zagorow in 1976

Bottom left:
Leon’s youngest brother Moishe Zagorow 1939
3. Clockwise:
Leon Jedwab returning to Zagorow in 1976; Memorial in Kazimierz-Biskupi Forest approximately 30-40km from Zagorow. This is where Leon’s mother, brother and sister who along with other Jews from Zagorow and surrounding areas were massacred in 1941, Leon with wife Tosha in Kazimierz-Biskupi in 1976

Centre photo:
The old Jedwab family home in Zagorow in 1976

Bottom left:
Leon’s youngest brother Moishe Zagorow 1939
4. Top left: Desecrated gravestone in Zagorow Jewish cemetery

Top centre and right: Tosha Jedwab with Ursula Kazmierczak  (Poznan cousin) in Kalisz 1998
Leon Jedwab with daughter Helene in Kalisz 1998

Collected tombstones from desecrated Kalisz cemetery

Centre left: Desecrated gravestone in Zagorow Jewish cemetery
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Centre middle: Forest planted on site of old Zagorow Jewish cemetery

Centre right: Gravestone from Kalisz Jewish cemetery (Leon Jedwab’s father, Ide Chaim’s birthplace)

Bottom left: Jewish school (cheder) pre-war Zagorow

Bottom centre: Polish memorial plaque in Zagorow marking the location of the old Jewish cemetery

Bottom right: Several more desecrated Kalisz cemetery gravestones
4. Top left: Desecrated gravestone in Zagorow Jewish cemetery

Top centre and right: Tosha Jedwab with Ursula Kazmierczak (Poznan cousin) in Kalisz 1998
Leon Jedwab with daughter Helene in Kalisz 1998

Collected tombstones from desecrated Kalisz cemetery

Centre left: Desecrated gravestone in Zagorow Jewish cemetery

Centre middle: Forest planted on site of old Zagorow Jewish cemetery

Centre right: Gravestone from Kalisz Jewish cemetery (Leon Jedwab’s father, Ide Chaim’s birthplace)

Bottom left: Jewish school (cheder) pre-war Zagorow

Bottom centre: Polish memorial plaque in Zagorow marking the location of the old Jewish cemetery

Bottom right: Several more desecrated Kalisz cemetery gravestones
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