Ujazd Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Łódzkie Voivodeship
District
Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Settlement
Ujazd
Site address
The cemetery is located in woodland, between Parkowa Street and Konopnickiej Street.
GPS coordinates
51.6065239, 19.9321175
Perimeter length
556 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The destroyed cemetery is located in the middle of the forest, between Parkowa and Konopnickiej Street. No traces of the cemetery have been preserved. There are no tombstones, fragments or fence preserved.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Other
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Ujazd was granted town rights in 1428, and its foundation status was downgraded in 1870. The first records of Jewish settlement date back to the 17th century. In 1764, there were 14 Jewish families in the town. In 1857, the Jewish community in Ujazd numbered 543 people, constituting 51% of the total population. During World War II, in October 1942, the Germans established a ghetto in the town, which was liquidated on January 6, 1943. Some victims were shot, and the rest were taken to the extermination camp in Treblinka. The cemetery is located in the north-eastern part of the village, about 1 km from the town centre, at the extension of 11 Listopada Street, behind the Zas-Bud company. The cemetery’s date of establishment is unknown. The cemetery is completely destroyed (a process which likely began during World War II). No matzevot have survived, the area is covered with forest, and there is no form of commemoration.