Dabrowice Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Łódzkie Voivodeship
District
Kutno
Settlement
Rozopol
Site address
The cemetery is located 800m southwest of Rozopol, approximately 50m west of the road from Rozopol to Lipiny.
GPS coordinates
52.3231503, 19.0468061
Perimeter length
206 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The cemetery is in the middle of the field. There is no access to the cemetery and no roads leading to the cemetery. The only way to get to the cemetery is to cross the farmland. Access inside the cemetery is very difficult due to the dense vegetation. The site is overgrown, and there are no visible signs or traces of the former cemetery.
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
Other
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

Dąbrowice was formerly a town. It was granted town rights before 1455, though its foundation status was downgraded in 1870. During World War II, Jews from Dąbrowice were transported to a transit camp in Krośniewice, and then to the extermination camp in Chełmno nad Nerem.

The Jewish cemetery is located in the present-day village of Rozopol, in the Dąbrowice Commune, approximately 700 metres (m) south-west of the village centre, on the right, approximately 50 m from the road from Rozopol to Lipiny. The cemetery’s exact establishment date is unknown, though it was presumably established in the first half of the 19th century. Jews from Dąbrowice and neighbouring villages were buried in the cemetery. The area of the cemetery is about 0.45 hectares. The cemetery is totally devastated and no full matzevot have survived, the only remains are fragments of and rubble from damaged matzevot. The cemetery is not marked or commemorated in any way.