Pyrzyce Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery in Pyrzyce was established probably around 1735, when a Jewish gravedigger was employed in the town. It was located in the immediate vicinity of the Protestant cemetery, near the present Basenowa Street. At the entrance to the cemetery, a mortuary was built, expanded in 1897 to create room for a hearse. The Jewish community in Pyrzyce was one of the largest in Pomerania – 78 people lived in the town in 1782, in 1831 – 203, in 1862 – 299, and ten years later – 327 Jews. Before the outbreak of World War I, there were still about 140 Jews in the city.
During Kristallnacht (November 9-10, 1938) the Nazis in Pyrzyce burned down and blew up the synagogue and the cemetery was devastated. However, it was not until 1969 that both the Jewish cemetery and the Evangelical communal cemetery were razed to the ground. Currently, the area of the Jewish necropolis is overgrown with bushes and neglected. Only a few fragments of the cemetery wall remain. The cemetery is located near the post-war municipal cemetery.
Source: West Pomeranian Encyclopedia; http://encyklopedia.szczecin.pl