Jews in Gliwice (Gleiwitz)

Upper Silesian Jews House of Remembrance

The House (heb. "Bet Tahara") is located at Księcia Józefa Poniatowskiego 14 Street and was designed by Max Fleischer, a famous Viennese architect (GPS: N 50.303222°, E 18.693383°).

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The Educational Hall - historically was a place where a ceremony of washing the body of dead took place:

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The Main Hall - in the past was a place where the burial ceremony took place and where "the Kaddish" was read:

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Karolina Jakoweńko, director of The House, is telling the story of this place:

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Did you know that the creator of Nivea cream (Beiersdorf & Co), Oscar Troplowitz Ph.D. (1863-1918), was Jewish and came from Gliwice? He also invented tooth paste ("Pebeco", 1905), self adhesive patch ("Leukoplast", 1901), Nivea soap (1906). Below, Wojciech Mszyca, a passionate collector, a hothead, a Nivea specialist. Trust me, nobody knows more about Nivea history.

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Some historical advertisements of Nivea:

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Jewish exlibrises (heb. MiSiFReY) from Jo Kohn's collection (Luxemburg):

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New Jewish Cemetery

The cemetery was opened on November 15, 1902 and is located beside The House (GPS: N 50.303569°, E 18.694096°).

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