Kolobrzeg New Jewish Cemetery
In the second half of the 19th century, there was not enough space for burials at the Jewish cemetery in Theatre Park. In 1879, the Jewish community of Kołobrzeg arranged a new burial place. A plot of land was selected east of the gas plant, where the railway line leading to Białogard intersected with Kösliner Straße (today Koszalińska Street). A red brick mortuary was erected at the cemetery.
The first Jew in Kołobrzeg to be buried in the new cemetery was a well-known balneologist, Dr. Herman Hirschfeld, who died on June 19, 1885. In 1933, the Hirschfeld monument, previously located in front of his house, was moved to the cemetery. Around 1937, the most impressive and valuable tombstones removed from the old cemetery were erected at the entrance to the necropolis. The cemetery was used until 1938. During Kristallnacht on November 9-10, 1938, it was devastated. The funeral home was also demolished, which was later taken over by the army and converted into a stable. The cemetery also suffered damage in 1945.
In the area of approximately 0.37 ha, there are no traces of tombstones or the funeral home. Currently, there is a gas transmission station in the cemetery (opposite the Military Unit No. 2117).
In the collection of the Polish Arms Museum in Kołobrzeg there is a matzevah, probably from this cemetery, commemorating Michel, son of Szmuel, who died on January 14, 1903. It is a monolithic pyramid-shaped obelisk, cut at the top. There are inscriptions in Hebrew and German on both sides of the monument.
The Kołobrzeg commune grew rapidly. While in 1816 it had 40 people, in the 1870s it was already over 280, and at the beginning of the next century it was made up of almost 340 people. A new necropolis was opened in the place where the railway line to Białogard crossed Kösliner Strasse. Until the 1990s, it was possible to recognize the boundaries of the cemetery thanks to the preserved old trees, but no trace of the tombstones remained.
(West Pomeranian Encyclopedia; http://encyklopedia.szczecin.pl/)