Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Masovian Voivodeship
District
Płonsk
Settlement
Czerwinsk Nad Wisła
Site address
The cemetery site is situated along the southern side of Praga Street. The territory begins 100 meters to the west of the residential property on Praga, 27A. in Czerwinsk.
GPS coordinates
52.39506, 20.32513
Perimeter length
206 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The site of the New Jewish cemetery of Czerwinsk Nad Wisła is situated on the north-eastern rural outskirts of the town. Part of the cemetery site is overgrown with dense thicket, but most part of the cemetery area is now used as for farming. No traces of the cemetery have been preserved and no tombstones or memorial sign were located by ESJF surveyors. The absence of precise historical info about the cemetery makes it not clear whether the site was a Jewish or Catholic graveyard (as it is marked on the old maps) and requires additional historical research.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The new Jewish cemetery in Czerwińsk was established around 1935, after the old cemetery became overcrowded. It covered an area of 0.30 hectares and was located about a kilometre from the town centre, behind the parish ditch, on the southern side of Polna Street. The cemetery was destroyed during World War II. No tombstones have survived. Currently, there are fields there. The layout of the former cemetery is imperceptible.

Czerwińsk was founded in 1363 under Chełmno law, although the settlement already belonged to the bishops of Płock. It was granted town rights in 1582. Jews began to settle there at the end of the 18th century, and they lived in the south-eastern part of the town. In 1808, 72 Jews lived there and by 1867 their number increased to 319 (37.9% of the population). Before World War II, the Jewish community numbered 425 people (24.7%). After the outbreak of the war, many Jews fled the town in 1940. A ghetto was created in the town, in which approximately 3,400 Jews from Czerwińsk nearby towns, including Wyszogród and Warsaw, were confined. In June 1941 and October 1942, the Jews were sent to the Nowy Dwór Ghetto and then to the death camp in Auschwitz Birkenau.

Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery
Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery
Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery
Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery
Czerwinsk Nad Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery
Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery
Czerwinsk Nad Wisła New Jewish Cemetery