The first mention of the Jewish settlers in Gliwice comes from the seventeenth century. In the eighteenth century, there were several Jewish families in the city. In 1812, they built their first synagogue. Three years later, they founded the oldest cemetery at the current Na Piasku Street. About 500 gravestones, mostly made of sandstone, have survived. The most magnificent is the neo-Classicist mausoleum of the Meyer family. Many members of the known Troplowitz family were on the cemetery.