Wisznice New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Lublin Voivodeship
District
Biała Podlaska
Settlement
Wisznice
Site address
The cemetery is located at the back of No.92 Warszawska Street, on the eastern side of the Zielawa river.
GPS coordinates
51.796793, 23.196557
Perimeter length
426,18 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
It is a demolished Jewish cemetery, overgrown by woods. No traces of the cemetery have been 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
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The new Jewish cemetery in Wisznice was founded in the 1790’s or the beginning of the 19th century and was located approximately 1.2 km northwest of the town square, in the fields. Its history is largely unknown. During World War II, the Germans partially destroyed the cemetery, and, after the war, the remaining tombstones were stolen or destroyed by local residents. The empty area became wooded. The remaining area is trapezoid-shaped and measures 1.4 hectares. There are no remaining traces of the cemetery and its borders are imperceptible. Three matzevot made from fieldstones (the oldest of which dates to 1816), and possible originating from the cemetery were found in the village museum of Rowiny.