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Cemetery ID:  11709
Cemetery Name:  Gora Kalwaria Mass Grave
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Address 1:  At the Jewish cemetery - Kalwaryjska St.
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City/Town/Village Name:  Gora Kalwaria
Alternative Names:  Ger (English), Góra Kalwaria (Polish), גור, גורה קאלוואריה (Yiddish), גער (Yiddish)
Country:  Poland
Region:  Piaseczno County - Masovian Voivodeship
Latitude:  51.973333 
Longitude: 21.214444 
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Current General Population:  10000 - 25000
Current Jewish Population:  Less than 10
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Noteworthy Historical Events Involving
Or Affecting The Jewish Community:  The
first recorded presence of Jews in
Góra Kalwaria is in 1802. In 1859,
Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter (1789-1866)
settled in the town and established
the Gur hasidic dynasty. The Gerer
hasidim became the largest hasidic
group in the world before WWII. In
1921, there were 2,961 Jews living in
Góra Kalwaria, constituting 54% of
the population. In February 1940 the
Jews of Góra Kalwaria and of nearby
towns were confined into a ghetto.
They were murdered in Treblinka in
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Notable Natives Of The Local Jewish Community:  Wolf Messing

Józef Chacinski

Rebbes of the Ger (Alter family):

Yitzchak Meir Alter

Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter

Avraham Mordechai Alter

Yisrael Alter
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