Blinów Pierwszy – grave no 2

Borough of Szastarka, Kraśnik District, Lubelskie Voivodship

Type of place

Near the road leading to the village of Blinów Pierwszy.

Information about the crime

Józef W., a resident of Blinów, gave shelter to three Jews from Batorze: two men and a woman. On 29 July 2014 we met with Władysław (born in 1929), a son of Józef. The meeting was initiated by Władysław who in February 2014 wrote a letter to the Jewish Historical Institute about Jewish war graves in Blinów and asked for an intervention. During our meeting in Blinów Władysław told us about three executions which took place between 1941 and 1943. The history of two of the murders was directly related to Józef, Władysław ‘s father.

Identification of the grave based on research

On the 29th of July 2014, a local vision in the second location indicated by the witness was carried out. This place is located on the entrance road to Blinow first. It is not possible to determine the location of the grave in this case.

The LIDAR survey due to small exploration facilities and numerous ground disturbances is not helpful.

The aerial photography query for this area wasn’t ordered.

 

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.