Bolimow Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Łódzkie Voivodeship
District
Skierniewice
Settlement
Bolimów
Site address
The cemetery is located on Cmentarna Street, adjacent to the Catholic cemetery.
GPS coordinates
52.0728724, 20.1702118
Perimeter length
257 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
For many years the area of the cemetery was covered with thick bushes. In 2021, thanks to the efforts of the "Zróbmy. To" Association (https://zrobmyto.pl/), the area was cleaned and many tombstones were found. In addition, in April 2021 a commemorative plaque was erected at the cemeteries, also thanks to the efforts of the "Zróby.To" Association and the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (https://www.dziedzictwo.org/). There were fragments and foundations of matzevot found at the site, as well as a few preserved tombstones.
Number of existing gravestones
59. After the war, granite tombstones were stolen from the cemetery and used as tombstones at the Catholic cemetery. The rest were used as building material. There are still tombstones made of fieldstones in the cemetery. The burial places were marked with white wooden posts by Mr. Zbigniew Skroński from the "Zróby. To" Association. There is also a mass grave of 21 people shot in the cemetery during the war. It is likely a tomb surrounded by a circle made of stones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1882
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
State
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview