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Signs Of The Fall
17-OCT-2010 Jola Dziubinska

Signs Of The Fall

Karczew, Poland view map

The Jewish cemetery in Karczew was opened in the 19th century. It is located on a sand dune.
The last known burial took place here in 1941.
During World War II the cemetery was devastated by the Germans. The matzevot were used for regulating the stream of the Vistula River.
To this day about 200 tombstones have been preserved in the area of 2ha, with the oldest one dating from 1876. Most of them are fallen or broken.
Still an unknown number of matzevot are covered with a layer of sand.

OCTOBER 2010 CHALLENGE - "THE NATURE OF THINGS"
WEEKLY INFORMAL CHALLENGE - WEEK 27 - "Signs"

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Guest 02-Nov-2010 11:58
We remember you all until we meet again
The Cantor Society of Brooklyn, NY
In memory of Yetta
Tears shall fall by the wayside
Stones will be left
My love will last forever
Carl and Racine Erland20-Oct-2010 05:33
A compelling image, beautifully composed. Thank you for the information - Racine
Carla Resh20-Oct-2010 02:04
great fall colors....good history to this
J. Scott Coile19-Oct-2010 01:01
Glorious signs of Fall.
Margaret Lew19-Oct-2010 00:14
Sad but beautiful image. v
Timothy Guenther18-Oct-2010 13:26
Great capture!
Ken Duckert18-Oct-2010 13:18
Very interesting story Jola. Compelling image!
sue anne18-Oct-2010 12:40
Excellent writings and fine lighting on the subjects.
borisalex18-Oct-2010 08:04
Great light on that rather lost place, but peaceful hopefully! Great for this time of year to remember!
Mieke WA Minkjan18-Oct-2010 06:53
an very emotional find Jola!
Yvonne18-Oct-2010 06:34
A wonderful contrast of life amongst the dead Jola...
Norbert Fortelny18-Oct-2010 06:32
Excellent find.
Signs of a great polish past.
Cindi Smith18-Oct-2010 04:53
What a gorgeous composition! Love that light and all the textures. Very interesting story behind this place. Your shots of this cemetery never cease to amaze me. A beautiful work of art! V
Ieke Vonk18-Oct-2010 04:22
A peaceful place ....
Ed McConnell18-Oct-2010 01:16
interesting find and shot Jola.
Stephanie18-Oct-2010 00:09
Fascinating to see graves in sand. I enjoyed the description Jola! :)
maggie_falconi17-Oct-2010 23:11
Strong contrast, well seen Jola!
LynnH17-Oct-2010 22:32
How beautiful and sad. V
carol j. phipps17-Oct-2010 22:16
Strong image! Thanks for posting.
Walter O. Koenig17-Oct-2010 22:11
Sign of fall in more way than one. Great take on the challenge.
Graeme17-Oct-2010 21:52
A stunning capture Jola.V
larose forest photos17-Oct-2010 21:50
A terrific image and very interesting text. Thanks for telling us about this place.
Johnny JAG17-Oct-2010 20:22
Lovely autumn tones
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