Anna Świetlicka (née Łysakowska) was 12 years old when the Nazis occupied her home town, Piaski (Poland).
- PeoplePiaski: Anna Świetlicka Eyewitness Testimony
- OświęcimOświęcim: Finding Existing Graves
Having mapped the locations of the matzevot within the cemetery, GPR was used in an attempt to relocate the original graves that they used to mark.
Piaski: Kurt Thomas Eyewitness Testimony
- EventsOświęcim: Jacob Hennenberg Eyewitness Testimony
Jacob Hennenberg born in 1924, was 15 when the Nazis forced all the citizens of Oświęcim (Poland) to leave.
- PiaskiPiaski: Mass Graves
Witness testimonies and archaeological evidence demonstrate how cultural genocide turned to mass killings in Piaski's new Jewish cemetery.
- PiaskiPiaski: New Jewish Cemetery
The new cemetery in Piaski contains evidence of severe damage to matzevot, executions and mass graves.
- PiaskiPiaski’s Old Jewish Cemetery
Piaski's old Jewish cemetery has been totally destroyed and killings took place in its grounds.
- PlacesWąwolnica: Executions and Violence
The Jewish cemetery in Wąwolnica became a killing site when men from the town were shot and buried there.
- PlacesWąwolnica: Destruction of the Jewish Cemetery
Desecrated by the Nazis and hidden under dense vegetation, Wąwolnica's Jewish cemetery still contains some reminders of pre-war Jewish life in the town.
- PlacesWąwolnica: Social Action
Wąwolnica's Jewish cemetery was neglected and overgrown. However, thanks to dedicated volunteers and the support of the local government, it is finally being restored and cared for.
- PlacesWąwolnica: From Safe Haven to Killing Site
When Jews from surrounding areas faced persecution many fled to Wąwolnica. However, this supposed safe haven witnessed cultural genocide and mass murder.
- PiaskiPiaski: Social Action
Volunteers from across Poland and around the world came together to clean Piaski's cemeteries