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Jewish cemetery in Bakałarzewo

History, Poland

The cemetery is located in the southern part of Bakałarzewo on the high eastern shore of Lake Sumowo, about 450 m south-west of the market square. It covers an area of ​​1.05 ha, is covered with trees and is not fenced. The layout of the graves and quarters is not legible. 24 matzevot (tombstones) have been preserved. The cemetery was probably founded in the second half of the 16th century (on the basis of cartographic sources it is known that it existed in 1839). It is a valuable memento of the Jewish community that was destroyed during World War II as a result of the actions of the German occupier. The cemetery was used until the end of 1939. It was officially closed in 1964.

Dr. Dariusz Maciej Ambrosiewicz


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