Rejowiec Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Lublin Voivodeship
District
Chełm
Settlement
Rejowiec
Site address
The cemetery is located on Droga Krzywowolska Street, opposite the Catholic cemetery and 5, Sportowa Street.
GPS coordinates
51.098014, 23.280117
Perimeter length
712 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
It is fenced by metal fence around 2 meters high.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery was completely demolished during World War II . The area of the cemetery is covered with tall grass and bushes and there is some rubbish in the cemetery area. The original area of the Jewish cemetery is now split into a fenced area and private plots on Dąbrowskiego Street. A lapidarium was created from fragments of matzevot. There is an unmarked mass grave in Rejowiec located in private property behind the church, but not in the cemetery. A neighbour stated that all the pieces of matzevot from the city are now in the cemetery. Moreover, in the field of a private property located behind the church, there is a mass grave of Jews murdered during WWII. Older residents of Rejowiec remember this site, however as it is not marked younger residents do not.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
There is a lapidarium.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview