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Gravestone of Abraham Aba

1757

Jewish Museum in Oświęcim

Jewish Museum in Oświęcim

This is the oldest tombstone, or matzevah in Hebrew, found in the
Jewish cemetery in Oświęcim. It adorned the grave of Abraham Aba, a rabbi.

The Hebrew inscription reads:

Abraham returned to his place
Here lies
A righteous among philanthropists, who walked the paths of good men
A respected man and rabbi Abraham Aba son of Asher Zelig
Died in good glory on Thursday, 7th of Cheshvan.
May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life

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  • Title: Gravestone of Abraham Aba
  • Date Created: 1757
  • Location: Jewish Museum in Oświęcim

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