Lezajsk Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Subcarpathian Voivodeship
District
Leżajsk
Settlement
Leżajsk
Site address
The cemetery starts at the crossroad of Studzienna and Górna streets and covers the eastern side of Górna Street.
GPS coordinates
50.25097, 22.42289
Perimeter length
591 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
There is an iron fence 1.5m high, with an iron and brick gate.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is located in an urban forested area, surrounded by residential properties. Trees and bushes grow inside the cemetery and the ground is covered with foliage.
Number of existing gravestones
100. There are 60 intact tombstones, standing in rows. Some tombstones (mostly fragments) are stocked in piles. Some tombstones were returned to the cemetery from the pavement of themarket square and some were found during the construction works of towns roundabout in 2001.
Date of oldest tombstone
1866
Date of newest tombstone
1936
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
There is a brick ohel dedicated to Tzaddik Elimelech of Leżajsk. It was built in the 1960s and renewed in 1988 by the Nisselbaum foundation.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview