Save from oblivion – Ryglice 2020

In September and October 2020, the AntySchematy 2 Foundation organized a research and educational project entitled Save from oblivion. Activities at the Jewish cemetery in Ryglice ”. The Ryglicki project consisted in cleaning up, carrying out an inventory of tombstones and tangible ornamentation workshops. Students from the School of Economics and Horticulture in Tarnów participated in the cleaning and inventory, while the workshops were attended by participants from the Primary School in Ryglice. Students and graduates of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow took care of the compilation of the collected material and the preparation of the publication in pdf format under the substantive supervision of dr hab. Leszek Hońdo. The project was coordinated by Dr. Katarzyna Suszkiewicz, and Tomasz Malec was responsible for the logistics and digitization of materials.
The project partners were the City Hall in Ryglice, the Primary School in Ryglice, the Complex of Economic and Horticultural Schools in Tarnów and the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The project was funded by the National Heritage Board of Poland as part of the “Together for Heritage” program.
The results of the activities in Ryglice include a change in the cemetery landscape, which has been thoroughly cleaned, collected materials and a preliminary inventory of about 300 tombstones located in the Jewish cemetery, a list of people buried in this cemetery and a pdf publication with inscriptions from the tombstones.


Map of the cemetery:

Table with the list of people

Publikacja - Ryglice 2020

PDF publication for download

New project partner

Today we would like to present you the partner of our project – Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Tarnów. The aim of the Committe is taking care of monuments of Jewish culture on territory of former Galicia Region and dissemination of knowledge on history and culture of Polish Jews. The Committee also aims at Polish-Jewish dialouge.

We encourage you to watch the short movie in which the chairman of the Committee – Adam Bartosz tells the story of Jewish cemetery in Tarnów.

We also present you a short guidebook in English which was prepared by A. Bartosz and J. Kozioł.

The book “Jewish Cemetery in Tarnów” by dr hab. Leszek Hońdo

We recommend you a publication by prof. Leszek Hońdo. He will be also responsible for supervising the inventory in the framework of our project and will be an editor of final publication.

Prof. Leszek Hońdo – since 2000 in charge of Chair in Jewish Culture at the Institute for Jewish Studies at Jagiellonian University. In 1993 he defended his doctoral thesis on religion in Franz Rosenzweig work’s and in 2000 he was granted habilitation based on book on old Jewish cemetery in Kraków. Since 1996 he is a Secretary of Commission of History and Culture of Jews at the Polish Academy of Art and Science. In years 1996-1998 he was a Board Member in Polish Association of Jewish Studies. He is a chairman of the Committee for Protection of Jewish Heritage located at the Society of Fans of History and Monuments of Kraków. He is interested in culture of Polish Jews, Jewish cemeteries in Poland, beginnings of Zionism and Jewish thought in the German circles. He is author of many publications and member of many editorial boards, one of which is „Scripta Judaica Cracoviensia”.

In memoriam, August 12, 1942 – August 12, 2016

In this year has passed 74th an anniversary of the Holocaust in Kołaczyce and Brzostek . 260 Jews : women, old men and children were gathered for a week on Błonia in Kołaczyce, than loaded on trucks and transported to the forest in Krajowice. There, nacked, terrified and defenceless were shoot one by one, children on mothers hands. Everyone was murdered and buried in one massive grave, here in Krajowice forest near Kołaczyce.

Commemoration of this Holocaust was an opportunity to remain once again these terrible murder. AntiSchemes2 also came to Krajowice to commemorate this tragic anniversary with friends from Kołaczyce, Dukla, Rzeszów, Jasło and Nowy Żmigród. We placed flowers, lighted candles and strongly emphasized that commemorations of the Holocaust are necessary to built tolerance, memory and respect for others life and culture.

Fot. Inga Marczyńska

Jascha Dor-Ner scholarship awarded

Inga Marczyńska and Tomasz Malec from the AntySchematy Foundation2 – Plenipotentiaries of the Dor-Ner Family – handed over , during the ceremonial termination of the school year, 23.06.2017, scholarships Jaschy Dor-Ner` name, founded by the noble Dor-Ner family: Mr. Zvi Richard, Tamar, Daphne and Ann from Boston, USA. Prizes for outstandingly talented pupils and enthusiasts of Jewish community history in Kołaczyce are an expression of the gratitude of Jascha Dor-Ner (nee Berl) living in Kołaczyce. As the only survivor of the Holocaust in Kołaczyce in August 12, 1942, she was always very loving Kołaczyce, and repeatedly stressed that she wanted to help the development of the community. Wish this Parisian painter complete her son Zvi Richard Dor-Ner, who died in April this year, in the joy of fulfilling the wishes of the mother and his wish also. Jaschy Dor-Ner’s granddaughter sent financial grants and a congratulatory letter to the students in recognition of their gratitude and appreciation to high school students for their historical research on the Jewish community in Kołaczyce and the wonderful artistic talents of the participants. Thank you to the founders of the scholarships: Dor-Ner family for the great heart and recognition of youth work. We congratulate young people for their commitment and talent.