Blinów Pierwszy – grave no 1

Borough of Szastarka, Kraśnik District, Lubelskie Voivodship

Type of place

At the edge of the forest and arable fields.

Information about the crime

Józef W. from Blinów used to help a Jewish cobbler Mosze and his family of seven. At the beginning the family found refuge in Józef’s house. Later on, he helped them build a shack in the forest. Their hideout was probably given away and in the spring 1943 the whole family was murdered. Mosze was killed together with his wife and five children: the eldest Sura (around 20 years old), Gitla, Pinio, Nachme and Kajla.

The death of a seven-person Jewish family from Modliborzyce is confirmed by an execution card (IPN BU 2448/567). According to this document, in April 1944 Mosiek, together with his wife, grandmother and children, were caught in the forest by the Germans and murdered there. The bodies were buried in a 1.5 x 2 m grave on a pasture on the Blinów-Brzozówka road.


On the 29th of July 2014 a GPR survey of the  location indicated by the witness was carried out. Obtained data has been processed and geophysical interpreted. The results revealed the presence of ground disturbance with dimensions: length approx. 2.0 m, width approx. 2.0 m, depth 0.80 – 1.0 m.

The LIDAR survey due to small exploration facilities is not helpful.

No aerial photography query has been carried out for this area.



Contact and cooperation

We are still looking for information on the identity of the victims and the location of Jewish graves in Blinów. If you know something more, write to us at the following address:



Recording of the Zapomniane Foundation (audio file), name: Władysław [witness to the story], b. 1929, subject and key words: Jewish graves in Blinów, interviewed by Agnieszka Nieradko, Blinów, 29 July 2014.

Resources of the Zapomniane Foundation, letter addressed to the Rabbinical Commission for Cemeteries from February 2014 from Mr. Władysław (b. 1929), a resident of Blinów (Kraśnik poviat).

Resources of the Zapomniane Foundation, class photo from 1939 from the private collection of Mr. Władysław.

IPN BU 2448/567 Surveys of the The Chief Commission for the Examination of German Crimes in Poland and the he Regional Commission for the Examination of German Crimes in Warsaw, collected in 1968-1972. Surveys on the lubelskie voivodeship -VIII Kraśnik district: surveys.