Piaski New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Lublin Voivodeship
District
Puławy
Settlement
Piaski
Site address
The cemetery is located on Mickiewicza street. It is in the forest around 60m from intersection of Mickiewicza and Braci Jaroszów streets in the direction of Armii Krajowej, on the left side of the road.
GPS coordinates
51.13505, 22.84136
Perimeter length
547,78 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is destroyed however many of the tombstones have been preserved. Many tombstones have fallen into the ground so that they are only partially visible. The cemetery is the site of many acts of vandalism. Local people living next to the cemetery keep chickens in the cemetery area. In the middle of the cemetery there is a fireplace made of a matzevah, another matzevah serves as a bench, and the place itself is used very often, judging by the amount of rubbish. In another part of the cemetery, closer to Mickiewicza Street, there are the remains of a tree house. A grave was marked with wooden matzevah in 2017 by the “Zapomniane” foundation. Today the matzevah has not been found, it is possible that it was destroyed. There's also a monument commemorating the Jewish victims of the holocaust.
Number of existing gravestones
21. There are 21 tombstones in the cemetery. Some of them are in their original place, some are overturned and broken, many of them have collapsed into the ground and now only the upper part is visible.
Date of oldest tombstone
1825
Date of newest tombstone
1940
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview