William Isadore Jacobs

Birth: March 17, 1919 in Zachodniopomorskie, Poland

Death: October 26, 1993 (age 74) in Victoria, B.C.

William was born in Belchatów, a town in central Poland with a population of 58,326. It is located in Lodz Voivodeship, 160 kilometres from Warsaw.

He dedicated his later life to making sure that the Holocaust would always be remembered. He gave presentations at many schools, and was largely responsible for the Holocaust Memorial being built in the Jewish Cemetery.

Gravesite Details: Row Q – Plot 21

פּ״נ (Here lies)
In Memory of Beloved Parents and Grandparents
Hebrew Name: Zev Vulf b. Dovid HaLevi v’Rochel
Belchatov . Poland
Mar. 17. 1919 – Oct. 26. 1993

Holocaust Survivors
Auschwitz Skarzysko
In Sacred Trust Their Words Shall Live
ת נ צ ב ה
abbreviation for Biblical quote: “May their soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.”

Family Members:

  • Spouse
    • Helen Ber Jacobs (1918-1993)
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