Barwice Barwälde [Ger] is a town at 53°44′N 16°21′E, 2006 population: 3,838. town website. Gmina Barwice is an urban-rural administrative district in Szczecinek County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship in NW Poland. Barwice town, approximately 14 mi west of Szczecinek and 76 mi east of the regional capital Szczecin. The gmina 2006 population was 8,897 (town Barwice was 3,838). The gmina contains part of the protected area called Drawsko Landscape Park. Gmina villages and settlements are Bącki, Białowąs, Bierzkowo, Borzęcino, Brzeźno, Chłopówko, Chłopowo, Chwalimka, Chwalimki, Cybulino, Dobrzycko, Gąski, Gonne Małe, Górki, Grabiążek, Gwiazdowo, Jadwigowo, Jagielnik, Jeziorki, Kaźmierzewo, Kłodzino, Knyki, Kobacz, Kobuz, Kołątek, Kolonia Łęknica, Kolonia Przybkowo, Kolonia Sulikowo, Koprzywienko, Koprzywno, Korzec, Krzyka, Krzywolas, Łęknica, Liwiec, Luboradza, Lubostronie, Niemierzyno, Nowa Łęknica, Nowe Koprzywno, Nowy Chwalim, Nowy Grabiąż, Ostropole, Ostrowąsy, Parchlino, Piaski, Polne, Przybkówko, Przybkowo, Smaga, Śmilcz, Stare Koprzywno, Stary Chwalim, Stary Grabiąż, Sulikowo, Świerk, Tarmno, Trzemienko, Uradz, Weje, Wojsławiec, Żdżar and Żytnik.[March 2009]
CEMETERY: The Jewish cemetery in Barwice borders the community cemetery. Established in the 19th century, only a column of the gate remains. No visible matzevot or original fence remains in the weed and tree overgrown cemetery. [March 2009]
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Other Names: Bärwalde, Berwald [Ger]. Location: 53°44' N 16°21' E, 20 km from Szczecinek, 218.7 miles WNW of Warszawa . Cemetery location: close to the communal cemetery. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest Jewish community dates from the 18th century. The Jewish community was Progressive/Reform. The unlandmarked urban flat land, part of a municipal cemetery, has are no signs or markers. Reached by crossing the communal cemetery, access is via no walls, fences or gates. The pre- and post-WWII size is 0.12 hectares. No gravestones are visible. The location of removed stones is unknown. There are no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property, now a reserve area of the communal cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural, residential, and communal cemetery. Frequently, organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups visit. The cemetery was vandalized prior to World War II. There is no maintenance or care. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Moderate threat: planned or proposed incompatible development. inz. Henryk Grecki, 70-534 Szczecin, ulica Soltysia 3/13. tel. 377-41 completed survey on August 30, 1991.
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