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.

Identification of the grave based on research

On the 29th of July 2014 a GPR survey of the first 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 (p.p.t.).

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

No aerial photography query has been performed for this area.

 

Sources

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: fundacjazapomniane@gmail.com.

 

Bibliography

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.